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PLATTSBURGH | In recent years, the rise of fentanyl-laced in drugs has been a major problem with substance abusers, specifically with heroin, a drug classified as an opioid. Fentanyl is a strong synthetic painkillers which, mixed with the wrong... Read more

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SARANAC LAKE | The weather was nearly an Adirondack monsoon the morning of the open house at St. Joseph’s Addiction Treatment and Recovery Center’s 24-7 Open Access Center in Saranac Lake recently. Read more

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My constituents in the North Country are increasingly concerned about the cost of health care – and with good reason. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | A topic on the minds of many New Yorkers is the legalization of recreational marijuana. Despite promises by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to legalize the substance, it failed at this year’s legislative session... Read more

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MONTPELIER | Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan has sued eight members of the Sackler family, owners of Purdue Pharma LP, makers of the opioid OxyContin, among others. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | The Substance Abuse and Recovery of Clinton County (SPARCC) spends its time and services raising awareness of help for those struggling during the ever-growing opioid addiction crisis. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Businesses and individuals interested in promoting recovery and prevention of substance use in the community are invited to sponsor the annual Champlain Valley Family Center (CVFC) for Drug Treatment and Youth Services, Inc. 5K... Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | In the past 16 months, 1,000 pounds of unused medications have been deposited in the community medication collection bin, located in University of Vermont Health Network — Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital (CVPH) Outpatient Pharmacy. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | Ticonderoga Neighbors Addressing Drug Abuse (TiNADA), in conjunction with the Substance Abuse Prevention Team of Essex County, presented a free movie night at North Country Community College last Thursday to help raise awareness... Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | The United Way of the Adirondack Region is closing their 2019 fundraising campaign with a projected total of $688,750. Read more

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CHAZY | Ice anglers from around New England are invited to participate in “Reeling for Recovery” Feb. 16, an ice fishing event where all money will be donated to a large substance abuse facility in upstate New York. Read more

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MONTPELIER | According to Rebecca Kelley, media aide to Gov. Phil Scott, members of the Vermont Opioid Coordination Council released their long-awaited progress report. Read more

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WILLSBORO | George Sayward said the dairy industry is as bad as he’s ever seen it in his four decades as a farmer. Read more

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Each year, the holidays remind us of how fortunate we are. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | The Ticonderoga zoning appeals board has allowed the St. Joseph’s Addictions Treatment and Recovery Center to proceed with plans for a four-unit apartment building on a residential street. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Clinton County Sheriff David Favro said his record speaks for itself. Read more

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MONTPELIER  | “Understanding Vermont’s Opioid Crisis” is an eight-part series highlighting the science of addiction as well as the cultural, social and economic challenges associated with addiction. Read more

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RUTLAND | Vermont Department of Health officials began warning people who use street drugs to seek a supply of the overdose “reversal” drug naloxone (commercially known as Narcan). Read more

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TICONDEROGA | Substance dependency is an issue many would rather not mention in polite company, which, prevention workers say, is among the reasons it is such a hard problem to fight. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Child Protective Services in Essex County might gain armed guards. Read more

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