Opioid and Heroin Abuse
- Successfully passed the Opioid Review Modernization Act, which would combat opioid abuse by improving education for prescribing physicians and incentivizing the pharmaceutical industry to include anti-abuse properties in new medications.
- Hosted a town hall to hear from folks in the Hudson Valley
- Introduced the Life-Saving Librarians Act which would help get critical opioid antidotes to community members on the front lines of this epidemic.
- Introduced bipartisan legislation, The Keeping Communities Safe Through Treatment Act, to provide law enforcement the option to divert individuals directly to treatment instead of booking them and processing them through the criminal justice system.
- Helped secure nearly $1 million in federal investments to support local treatment centers
- Cosponsored CARA to create investment programs for local communities facing prescription drug epidemics to expand prevention and education efforts, increase the availability of naloxone, and promote treatment and recovery.
- Announced $625k in investments in local health centers.
- Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Council (ADAC) of Orange County: 224 Main Street A, Goshen, NY 10924, (845) 294-9000
- Astor Children’s and Family Services: (845) 871-1000, Hudson Valley Community-Based Programs;
- Catholic Charities: 27 Matthews Street, Goshen, NY 10924; (845) 294-5124; TEAM Newburgh, 280 Broadway, Newburgh, NY 12550, (845) 569-0034 x15
- Council on Addiction Prevention and Education (CAPE) of Dutchess County: 807 Route 52, Room 28, Fishkill, NY 12524, or call 845-765-8301; Peer Engagement Specialist, Meghan Hetfield, (845) 554-2527
- Drug Crisis in Our Backyard: 16 Fair Street, Carmel Hamlet, NY 10512; (845) 842-1212
- Dutchess County Department of Behavioral and Community Health: Call or text the HELPLINE at (845) 485-9700 or toll-free at (877) 485-9700 (mobile app available);
- Dutchess County Stabilization Center: 230 North Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601, (845) 485-9700
- Hudson Valley Region United Way: (845) 471-1900
- Lexington Center for Recovery: Dutchess County; Westchester County;
- Mount Kisco Partners in Prevention: 104 Main Street, Mount Kisco, NY 10549, or call (845) 273-3251;
- New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services: (877) 8-HOPENY
- Onward Recovery: 135 Grant St. (rear entrance), Newburgh, NY 12550; (845) 725-1244
- Orange County Department of Mental Health: 24 Hour Mobile Mental Health Team at (888) 750-2266;
- Putnam County Communities That Care Coalition: 67 Gleneida Avenue Carmel, NY, or call (845) 225-4646;
- Permanent Medication Collection Box at Town of Newburgh Police Department: 300 Gardernertown Road, Newburgh, NY 12550, or call (845) 564-1100;
- Westchester Coalition for Drug and Alcohol Free Youth: 112 East Post Road, 3rd Floor, White Plains, NY 10601, or call (914) 995-4115;
- Westchester Department of Community Mental Health: 112 East Post Road, White Plains, NY 10601; Crisis and Prevention and Response Team: (914) 925-5959;
More on Opioid and Heroin Abuse
Middletown, NY – In response to the increasing number of heroin and opioid overdoses in libraries here in the Hudson Valley and across the country, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) introduced the Life-saving Librarians Act to empower unlikely heroes in the fight against overdose deaths. Unfortunately, libraries have become a common site for opioid and heroin overdoses. Library staff have responded by educating themselves on the use of Narcan, an antidote which immediately reverses the effects of overdoses.
Poughkeepsie, NY— In response to the heroin and opioid epidemic, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) joined Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro and City of Poughkeepsie Mayor Rob Rolison in Poughkeepsie to introduce federal legislation to combat the opioid and heroin crisis and stop mass incarceration of abusers and low-level drug offenders nationwide.
Washington — As students returned to school in the Hudson Valley, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney held a call with local and national experts to share community resources and discuss ways parents, teachers, coaches and communities can combat heroin and opioid abuse. Rep. Maloney and experts Deborah Hersman of the National Safety Council and Susan Salomone of Drug Crisis in Our Backyard discussed how to spot signs of heroin and opioid abuse in children and young adults. Rep.
Washington – The House of Representatives today unanimously passed Representative Sean Patrick Maloney’s (NY-18) legislation to combat opioid abuse by improving education for prescribing physicians and incentivizing the pharmaceutical industry to include anti-abuse properties in new medications. The Opioid Review Modernization Act would require drug companies to obtain additional levels of expert approval when seeking Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for medications that do not use abuse-deterrent technologies, like extended-release capsules.
Washington – As part of his comprehensive strategy to combat the opioid epidemic in the Hudson Valley, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) introduced legislation to cut down on opioid abuse by improving education for prescribing physicians and encouraging the pharmaceutical industry to include anti-abuse properties in new medications.
Goshen, NY— In response to the growing heroin and opioid epidemic, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) joined Orange County District Attorney David Hoovler and local police chiefs to call for passage of Rep. Maloney’s bipartisan legislation to combat the opioid and heroin crisis and stop mass incarceration of abusers and low-level drug offenders.
Newburgh, NY – One day after Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) called for Speaker Paul Ryan to bring legislation to the floor to combat opioid addiction, Rep. Maloney announced three local health centers will receive a total of $987,386 in federal investments to combat opioid and substance abuse in the Hudson Valley. Since joining Congress, Rep. Maloney has secured an additional $3.7 million for local organizations to combat substance abuse through youth anti-substance abuse initiatives.