Tag: addiction

Photo courtesy of the New York State Assembly Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal, chair of the Assembly Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, held a hearing earlier this month with stakeholders and members of the public regarding the recent surge of substance abuse during the pandemic. Those invited to present testimony expressed concern of the rising rates and limited accessibility to treatment at this time.

Assemblywoman holds hearing to address rise in substance abuse attributed to COVID-19

Accompanying Rosenthal, testimony was heard from the Commissioner of the Office of Addiction Services and Supports Arlene Gonzáles-Sánchez; Executive Director of the NYS Conference of Local Mental Hygiene Directors Kelly Hansen; President of the Coalition of Medication Assisted Treatment Providers and Advocates Allegra Schorr; Executive Director of NYS Council for […]