By Rick Karlin
This comes on the heels of an announcement by Gov. Andrew Cuomo about more funding to fight the opioid epidemic sweeping New York and other places. According to the Rockefeller Institute, the overdose death rate in New York has jumped 71 percent between 2010 and 2015.
Moreover this drug-abuse epidemic has largely hit older users in upstate and suburban areas, compared to New York City which was years ago viewed as the center of the state’s drug culture.
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Source: timesunion.com (via The Empire Report)