ALBANY, N.Y. - The New York Senate Task Force on heroin and opioid addiction is holding forums across the state in April and May.
A press release says the forums will try to get input on the rise of heroin and opioid use and develop legislative recommendations for treating and preventing addiction and its consequences.
“The numbers are staggering,” said Senator Phil Boyle (RCI Suffolk County). “Every day we hear of one tragedy after another. It is now time that we galvanize as a unified state to combat heroin and opioid addiction. Region by region, throughout the State of New York, we will be reaching out to every community for innovative ways to tackle this problem. We want to hear from parents, teachers, students, doctors, coaches and advocates of every shape and size to get to the core of this heroin epidemic.”
2014 Joint Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction Schedule:
April 8, 2014 - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Suffolk County Community College Brentwood Campus, Van Nostrand Theatre, 1001 Crooked Hill Road, Brentwood, Suffolk County. The public is invited; For more information: (631) 665-2311.
Western New York:
April 15, 2014 - 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.: Monroe County Office Building, 39 West Main Street, Rochester, Monroe County. For more information: (585) 225-3650.
Central New York:
April 15, 2014 - 5 to 7 p.m.: 1st Floor Conference Room, State Office Building, 207 Genesee Street , Utica, Oneida County. For more information:
(315) 793-9072; and
May 8, 2014 - 12:30 p.m. registration, forum held from 1 to 3 p.m.: Auburn City Hall Chambers, 24 South Street, Auburn, Cayuga County. For more
information: (315) 568-9816.
April 23, 2014 - 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.: Hudson Valley Community College, Bulmer Telecommunications Center (BTC) Auditorium, 80 Vandenburgh Ave., Troy, Rensselaer County. For more information: (518) 455-2381.
April 24, 2014 - 6 p.m.: Paladin Center Tactical Training Facility, 39 Seminary Hill Rd., Carmel Hamlet, Putnam County. For more information:
(845) 531-9796; and
May 15, 2014 - 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.: Newburgh Armory Unity Center, 321 South William Street, Newburgh, Orange County. For more information: (845) 576-1270.
April 25, 2014 - 10 a.m.: Clinton County Government Center, 137 Margaret Street, Plattsburgh, Clinton County. For more information: (518) 455-2811.
April 28, 2014 - 9:30 a.m.: SUNY Oneonta, 108 Ravine Pkwy, Oneonta, Otsego County. For more information: (607) 432-5524.
New York City:
May 1, 2014 - 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Senate Hearing Room, 19th Floor, 250 Broadway, Manhattan. For more information: (718) 238-6044.
May 2, 2014 - 1 to 4 p.m.: Jewish Community Center of Staten Island auditorium, 1297 Arthur Kill Road, Staten Island. For more information:
May 9, 2014 - 2 to 4 p.m.: Legislative Hearing Room, 2nd Floor, Sullivan County Government Center, 100 North Street, Monticello, Sullivan County.
For more information: (845) 344-3311.