heroin

Kristin Smith-Hoin

In Guilderland, people shared stories of opioid addiction and recovery in a high school forum last Wednesday  shortly after Albany County announced a task force to prevent and treat opioid abuse in the community.

The Voorheesville Board of Education approved a provision to allow the school nurse to administer the drug Naloxone, also known by its brand name Narcan, to students and staff. Naloxone prevents death from an opioid overdose.

Sherry Francis of Altamont lost her apartment on Wednesday and has legal woes, hoping to explain in village court that her problems all started when she began taking a legal and prescribed drug.

A man who came to Altamont as a fair worker, police say, was a fugitive from justice and will be flown back to Florida once his felony heroin arrest here is settled.

Albany County Executive Daniel McCoy, in his state of the county address Tuesday, highlighted new initiatives like a mental health court and non-prescription access to the anti-opioid drug naloxone.

The Enterprise asked candidates about issues facing the county, including heroin use, county consolidation, suburban poverty, veterans' services, and care for the elderly.

Senator George Amedore, 46th Senate District

GUILDERLAND — An educational heroin forum on Monday, May 18, at the Guilderland Public Library.

A 24-year-old who police say is addicted to heroin has been arrested again recently — in Berne, Schnectady, and Oneonta — on charges including larceny and possession of cocaine. He was caught in Berne, after a foot chase, and is now out on $50,000 bail.

A middle-aged, middle-class mason says painkillers from work-related injuries led him to heroin and that his first-ever arrest has caused him to turn his life around.

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