At a candlelight vigil at Good Ground Park in Hampton Bays Saturday, those affected by the opioid epidemic gathered to share stories of the loved ones they’ve lost, their own struggles with addiction and the effect of an ongoing crisis.
These are their stories. READ
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In an arrest that the Shelter Island Police Department said yielded about 50 packets of heroin and prescription drugs and marijuana packaged for sale, James Joseph Kistner Jr., 23, of Manorville was arrested on the afternoon of Tuesday, April 12. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announcing a new strategy to battle heroin addiction.
In the ongoing effort to combat the growing use of heroin across Long Island, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announced last week a new strategy aimed at making a special drug more accessible to addicts at treatment centers and county facilities — though experts warn it’s no panacea. (more…)