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Posted on: January 28, 2019

CNN: Odds of dying from accidental opioid overdose in the US surpass those of dying in car accident

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The grim finding comes from the National Safety Council which analyzed preventable injury and fatality statistics from 2017.

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Posted on: January 22, 2019

CBS News: Drug overdose deaths skyrocket among middle-aged women

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A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals that drug overdose deaths among females aged 30 to 64 have skyrocketed in recent years.

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Posted on: January 22, 2019

NY Times: Learning With: ‘Heroin Addiction Explained: How Opioids Hijack the Brain’

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What do you know about opioids and the national opioid epidemic?
Do you know anyone who has been affected by the opioid epidemic?
Scroll through the article and look at the accompanying illustrations.

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Posted on: January 10, 2019

Newsday: Islanders' Matt Martin records PSA to fight heroin crisis

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After Nassau DA Madeline Singas reached out to team for assistance, Isles brought students to game as part of Singas' initiative.

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Posted on: December 13, 2018

NPR: Fentanyl Surpasses Heroin As Drug Most Often Involved In Deadly Overdoses

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Fentanyl is now the drug most frequently involved in overdose deaths in the U.S., according to a National Vital Statistics System report published Wednesday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Posted on: December 13, 2018

WABC: Heroin epidemic hitting families hard

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Stacey Sager reports on one family's struggle in Nassau County, Long Island

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Posted on: December 3, 2018

NY Times: ‘The Numbers Are So Staggering.’ Overdose Deaths Set a Record Last Year.

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A class of synthetic drugs has replaced heroin in many major American drug markets, ushering in a more deadly phase of the opioid epidemic.

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Posted on: December 3, 2018

Newsday: Cocaine-heroin ring operating on LI taken down, Nassau DA says

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“We collaborated with law enforcement agencies in those jurisdictions to make sure we crushed these supply chains.”

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Posted on: November 14, 2018

PIX 11: The Hooked Generation: Fighting the opioid crisis on the front lines

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DA Singas spoke with Pix 11 to share what the NCDA is doing to combat drug use on Long Island.

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