addiction http://wrvo.org en Why heroin is back http://wrvo.org/post/why-heroin-back <p></p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 13:43:54 +0000 Catherine Loper 59076 at http://wrvo.org Why heroin is back New York State Gaming Commission hears testimony on problem gambling http://wrvo.org/post/new-york-state-gaming-commission-hears-testimony-problem-gambling <p></p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:13:44 +0000 Karen DeWitt 54053 at http://wrvo.org New York State Gaming Commission hears testimony on problem gambling A hard life: heroin use increases in region, strains services http://wrvo.org/post/hard-life-heroin-use-increases-region-strains-services <p></p><p>Last week the Food and Drug Administration approved a prescription device that can inject a fast acting antidote to heroin and other opioid drugs. It’s the latest response to a surge in opioid abuse. Heroin use has doubled between 2007 and 2012, and it’s no longer just an urban street drug; it’s now common in small town America.</p><p>For almost 40 of his 54 years, Jerry Jones has done drugs.</p><p>"At an early age, started with pot, drinking," Jones said. "It wasn't long after that where I started using other drugs, cocaine, speed, acid. I've done every drug under the sun."</p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 11:42:11 +0000 David Chanatry 53920 at http://wrvo.org Drug addiction experts want state to exercise caution with medical marijuana decision http://wrvo.org/post/drug-addiction-experts-want-state-exercise-caution-medical-marijuana-decision <p></p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 12:36:53 +0000 Ellen Abbott 49732 at http://wrvo.org Expansion of gambling could bring expansion of gambling addiction http://wrvo.org/post/expansion-gambling-could-bring-expansion-gambling-addiction <p></p><p>New Yorkers have a chance to vote this November on whether there should be more gambling in the state.&nbsp; Those who treat people with gambling addictions say it will likely result in more problem gamblers.</p><p>The New York Council on Problem Gambling is a not for profit, affiliated with the state agency on alcohol and drug abuse. It coordinates and publicizes treatments for New Yorkers with gambling addictions.</p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 11:36:12 +0000 Karen DeWitt 42373 at http://wrvo.org Expansion of gambling could bring expansion of gambling addiction Memorial service for homeless woman calls for understanding http://wrvo.org/post/memorial-service-homeless-woman-calls-understanding <p>The deaths of two homeless people in Syracuse in the last week has put the spotlight on the people who live under bridges and overpasses of central New York. A memorial service for a woman who was found unconscious, and who later died, ended with calls for patience and help for the homeless.<br><br> Thu, 27 Sep 2012 15:10:41 +0000 Ellen Abbott 26671 at http://wrvo.org Memorial service for homeless woman calls for understanding