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    WCBS: Memorial Honoring Opioid Crisis Victims On Display At LI Mall

    The exhibit puts a face on the worst drug crisis in recorded United States history, personalizing an issue that has been declared a public health emergency. Watch the story...
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    CNN: Odds of dying from accidental opioid overdose in the US surpass those of dying in car accident

    The grim finding comes from the National Safety Council which analyzed preventable injury and fatality statistics from 2017. Read the article...
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    CBS News: Drug overdose deaths skyrocket among middle-aged women

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

    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. Read the article...
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    Fox 5/Good Day NY: NCDA Fights Heroin Crisis

    The opioid crisis continues to plague New York. Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas is making the epidemic a top priority. Her office is teaming up with the Islanders hockey team to speak out against opioids in a new PSA. Read on...
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    Newsday: Islanders' Matt Martin records PSA to fight heroin crisis

    After Nassau DA Madeline Singas reached out to team for assistance, Isles brought students to game as part of Singas' initiative. Read the article...
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    NPR: Fentanyl Surpasses Heroin As Drug Most Often Involved In Deadly Overdoses

    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. Read the article...
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    WABC: Heroin epidemic hitting families hard

    Stacey Sager reports on one family's struggle in Nassau County, Long Island Watch the story...
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    NY Times: ‘The Numbers Are So Staggering.’ Overdose Deaths Set a Record Last Year.

    A class of synthetic drugs has replaced heroin in many major American drug markets, ushering in a more deadly phase of the opioid epidemic. Read the article...
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    Newsday: Cocaine-heroin ring operating on LI taken down, Nassau DA says

    “We collaborated with law enforcement agencies in those jurisdictions to make sure we crushed these supply chains.” Read the article...
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    PIX 11: The Hooked Generation: Fighting the opioid crisis on the front lines

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