Substance abuse experts are predicting another record-breaking year when it comes to opioid-related deaths. The head of the Association of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Providers testified at the budget hearing on mental hygiene, and urged lawmakers to greatly increase the funding for drug abuse prevention and treatment. That also means requiring that all the revenue from Governor Cuomo's proposed surcharge on opiates go to prevention and treatment. The association's Executive Director, John Coppola, joins us to talk more about this.
As opioid-related deaths increase, advocates seek more funding for prevention
By Capital Tonight Staff City of Albany February 14, 2018 @8:26 PM