Permanent Opioid Treatment Facility Coming to Livingston County

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The Livingston County Council on Alcohol and Substance Abuse (CASA) received more than $1.5 million to build its own opioid treatment facility. According to a press release from Governor Andrew Cuomo, Livingston County CASA was awarded $1,590,250 for 25 Residential Service beds. "The availability of these new treatment beds and opioid treatment services can be a lifeline for the individuals and families who will benefit … [Read more...]

Livingston County Uses New Addiction Therapy Implant to Keep Pills Off the Streets

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The Livingston County Council on Alcohol and Substance Abuse (CASA) is the first in the region to offer a new implant designed to administer opioid addiction medication to addicts without using pills, which themselves can be illegally sold and abused. According to a press release from CASA, Dr. Thomas Walters, Medical Director of the CASA Geneseo clinic, has recently been trained and is now certified to administer the … [Read more...]

Dr. Davis: The Neurobiology of Opioid Addiction

The following was submitted to the GeneseeSun.com for publication by Dr. Barbara Davis, who has been a professor of neuroscience at U of R Medical Center for 30 years. Look for further insights and articles by Dr. Davis on the GeneseeSun.com in the future. Increased drug busts and arrests in Livingston County have called attention to the growing problem of heroin addiction in our community. As our Sheriff continues to engage the issue on … [Read more...]

WATCH: Sheriff Dougherty and DA McCaffrey Fight Heroin with New Initiatives

Watch our heroin discussion with Sheriff Dougherty and District Attorney McCaffrey below. LIVINGSTON COUNTY – Heroin continues to tighten its grip on Livingston County. Numbers of opioid overdoses, drug arrests and drug-related crimes continue to climb, goading law enforcement to take action. Sitting down with the GeneseeSun.com, Sheriff Thomas Dougherty and District Attorney Greg McCaffrey shared their own initiatives, professional … [Read more...]

NYS Senate Passes Radical Bill Package to Fight Opioid Drug Crisis

NYLON – The New York State Senate has approved a package of bills that would radically change the law pertaining to opioid drugs, including heroin, in New York State. The epidemic has hurt many families in Livingston County with increased opioid overdoses, some of which have been fatal. SUNY Geneseo student Alex Davis died as a result of such an overdose in 2014. The Livingston County Sheriff's Office and local police departments continue to … [Read more...]

Geneseo Police Pinch Unlicensed Driver with Hydrocodone Pills

GENESEO – The Geneseo Police Department arrested a Warsaw resident for allegedly possessing opioid pills and driving without a license on Thursday. According to a press release from the Geneseo Police Chief Eric Osganian, James Lathrop, 26, was charged with misdemeanor Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree, misdemeanor Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the Third Degree, Unlicensed Operation and an Equipment … [Read more...]