Dynamite In the News
September 23rd, 2014
In June, Governor Cuomo signed into law a package of bills to combat the epidemic of
heroin, opioid, and prescription drug abuse in New York State.
A critical element of the legislative package required OASAS to develop and implement a statewide public awareness and education campaign.
OASAS, NYSDOH, OGS and the media service center worked together to create a multifaceted media campaign which includes a new website “www.CombatHeroin.ny.gov” that is easy to navigate and is targeted to parents, adults and young people who are seeking help and information concerning heroin and opioid abuse and misuse. The Website also contains information about the warning signs of heroin and opioid abuse and misuse, access to OASAS treatment providers, guidance to help parents talk to their children and for healthcare professionals to talk with their patients.