Saugerties Police will distribute overdose prevention kits and teach attendees how to use them Feb. 26 at the Senior Center, 207 Market St., from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Using acupuncture instead of narcotics.
The Catskills mark the northern edge of Appalachia, a region with a 37 percent higher mortality rate for “diseases of despair”—suicide, alcohol and drug overdose—than the rest of the country.
Nearly a year after it was announced, Woodstock’s program to help people overcome substance abuse has helped pave the road to recovery in place of a life of arrests and incarceration.
A new report attempts to provide a snapshot of Ulster County’s raging heroin epidemic. But law enforcement officials conceded this week that collecting data remains a work in progress and the report likely undercounts the true toll of opioid abuse in the region.
Stats provided by the Ulster Regional Gang Enforcement Narcotics Team show 134 total overdoses last year: 26 fatal and 108 non-fatal.
For the second time in just over a week, Saugerties Police called to respond to a report of an unconscious local resident likely saved a life.
Saugerties Police revived a 37-year-old Saugerties man this morning, likely saving his life.
Ulster County DA Holley Carnright quoted Dylan to the legislature as he pled for resources to battle the heroin epidemic. “How many deaths will it take ’til he knows that too many people have died?”
Efforts to offer needle exchange and other “harm reduction” services to addicts in Ulster County are stalled, organizers say, because