Tag: Heroin

Peer Advocates: A New Trend in Recovery

“It’s about helping someone identify their recovery capital,” says Anthony Bryant, executive director of Great Escape Substance Abuse Training and Information.

Smithtown Drug Rehab Clinic Beats The Odds

Dr. Simon Zysman of Employee Assistance Resources Services, Inc. has more successful outcomes than other rehabs statewide, data shows. He details his method in his new book, Successful Heroin and Opioid Addition Treatment.

Quitting Smoking Ups Drug Rehab Success, Study Shows

Researchers found that people recovering from illicit drug abuse are twice as likely to be successful if they don’t smoke cigarettes.

Retracing The Road To Ruin Amid Opoid Crisis

We asked three of the busiest addiction doctors in Nassau County how they thought we, as a society, got here, to the deadliest health crisis in American history.

Drugs Don’t Fight Fair, We Can Fight Smart

Op-Ed: When we arm ourselves with the right information, hold dealers accountable, and help those suffering with addiction, we can win this fight.

Long Island Heroin Crisis Affects Us All

Nassau and Suffolk counties – a bit more in Suffolk – are leading the list of geographic areas suffering the most.

Heroin Takes Center Stage with Arrests and Federal Programs to Combat...

Both Nassau and Suffolk police said they seized large amounts of heroin in separate investigations across the Island.

Authorities: 36 Indicted in Historic Takedown of Rt. 110 Heroin Ring

The drug ring, dubbed the “110 crew,” peddled heroin outside hotels, restaurants, strip malls, big box retailers and coffee shops.

Feds: Arrest in Heroin Death of Kings Park Wrestling Star

The indictment charges Richard Jacobellis with distribution of a controlled substance and for causing the death of Nicholas Weber due to a heroin overdose.

Supervised Injection Facilities: Is This The Best We Can Do?

The New York City Council recently announced it is setting aside $100,000 to study the pros and cons of supervised injection facilities where, under the watchful eye of a health-care professional, drug users can shoot heroin using sterile equipment with naloxone nearby to treat accidental overdoses. It’s an interesting idea, and there are more than 100 such facilities in six countries, but I hate it.