NY task force to study rise in heroin, opioid use


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ALBANY, N.Y. — A legislative task force in New York is taking a look at ways to address the rise in heroin and opioid abuse.

Beginning April 6, the Senate task force is holding 12 forums around the state to gather information about the increase in opiate use.

The bipartisan task force was created to recommend better treatment and prevention programs.

Tuesday's forum is scheduled for 10 a.m. at the Suffolk County Community College's Brentwood Campus.

The task force is chaired by Republican Sen. Phil Boyle, who leads the Senate Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse.

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