OCFS Opiate Abuse Resources and Services
About the Advisory Group
The growing heroin and opioid epidemic in communities across New York State has a profound impact on children, families, adults, communities, and the child welfare field. OCFS formed a heroin work group in early 2014, partnering with local departments of social services, Tribal Nations, and other provider agencies to gather information about local and statewide activities, facilitate links to resources, coordinate outreach activities, and align child welfare policies with recommended practices.
The OASAS HOPEline (1-877-846-7369) offers free, confidential help for alcoholism, drug abuse, and problem gambling 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Clinicians offer crisis and motivations interviewing for callers in need, and refer callers to more than 1,500 local prevention and treatment providers.
Struggling with Addiction?
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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced that New York State has been awarded $8.1 million in federal funds to help prevent heroin use, prescription drug abuse, and opioid overdose among adolescents and young adults across the State, while also increasing awareness about the dangers of these drugs.
The campaign includes messages on billboards, posters, online advertisements, social media and commercials that will be aired across the state for four weeks. The messaging warns that alcohol overuse and abuse of prescription opioid medications are often a gateway to heroin use, and refers those who need help to New York State's 24-hour addiction HOPEline.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced the next phase of New York’s #CombatHeroin campaign, which has reached more than 14 million people through social media so far. To reach an even broader audience, starting December 19, public service announcements will begin airing in movie theaters across New York State.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today launched “Combat Heroin,” a campaign designed to inform and educate New Yorkers about the risks of heroin and prescription opioid use, the signs of addiction, and the resources available to help.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced a statewide initiative to combat the rise of heroin use.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has signed legislation designed to combat the growing heroin and opioid epidemic in communities across the State.