Mt Morris, New York- The opioid crisis continues to devastate communities across the nation including Livingston County. The New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC) has partnered with the New York State Association of Coroners and Medical Examiners (NYSCCME) to create a campaign to bring awareness to the signs of opioid abuse. Advertisement that will run on television stations throughout New York State.
A comprehensive website, ny.seethesignssavealife.org, was created to anchor this campaign and is a resource for those who are affected by this epidemic. To view the PSA and other resources from NYSAC, please visit http://www.nysac.org/opioids.
“From ‘first responder’ law enforcement receiving calls for help, to the ‘last responder’ Coroners and Medical Examiners confirming the cause of death, local government officials confront the effects of addiction and opioid abuse in our communities every day,” explained Stephen Acquario, Executive Director of NYSAC. “We need to continually educate and inform our communities of the danger associated with opioid abuse. We are hopeful that this campaign will raise awareness of the signs of addiction before it’s too late. We can all encourage our families, friends, and neighbors to seek help and break the all too familiar cycle of use, abuse, addiction, overdose and death. It’s never too late to see the signs and save a life.”
If you or a family member are struggling with drug addiction The Amnesty Program can help. For more information regarding local resources in Livingston County, please call CASA-Trinity at (585)991-5012 or (585) 335-5052. In addition, the Amnesty Program in Livingston County is a collaboration between CASA-Trinity and the Livingston County Sheriff’s Department.
Here is how it works:
1. Voluntarily turn in your drugs and/or paraphernalia and you will NOT be arrested.
2. Call one of the following offices and mention the Amnesty Program:
- The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office (585-243-7100)
- Livingston County Mental Health Services (585-243-7250)
- CASA-Trinity (585-991-5012)
- Livingston County DSS (585-243-7300)