heroin 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 The heroin epidemic: how it's impacting upstate New York http://wrvo.org/post/heroin-epidemic-how-its-impacting-upstate-new-york <p><strong>This forum aired on Sunday, July 20 at 7 p.m. </strong></p><p></p><p>Heroin is the latest illegal drug to become a scourge on communities in upstate New York and throughout the nation -- and it feels like it happened overnight.</p><p>What is causing this rise in heroin abuse? In part in can be linked to widespread abuse of painkillers and an effort to clamp down on them. Who is using it and how does it affect those who use it? Whether it's actor Philip Seymour Hoffman or SUNY Oswego students, heroin is impacting a wide range of socioeconomic groups.</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 13:31:21 +0000 Leah Landry 58015 at http://wrvo.org The heroin epidemic: how it's impacting upstate New York Cuomo, legislative leaders agree on heroin bills, still discussing medical marijuana http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-legislative-leaders-agree-heroin-bills-still-discussing-medical-marijuana <p></p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 10:15:34 +0000 Karen DeWitt 57562 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo, legislative leaders agree on heroin bills, still discussing medical marijuana Why heroin use has become an epidemic http://wrvo.org/post/why-heroin-use-has-become-epidemic <p></p><p>Use of the illegal narcotic heroin is on the rise across the nation and in New York state. In the last decade, the number of people hooked on heroin is estimated to have doubled. And it is claiming lives from actor Philip Seymour Hoffman to SUNY Oswego students. This week on WRVO's health and wellness show "Take Care," Hosts Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen, speak with The New York Times reporter J. David Goodman, who has reported extensively on the causes and effects of the heroin epidemic.</p> Fri, 30 May 2014 09:34:00 +0000 WRVO News 56532 at http://wrvo.org Senate leadership proposes bills to combat heroin epidemic http://wrvo.org/post/senate-leadership-proposes-bills-combat-heroin-epidemic <p></p> Thu, 29 May 2014 10:59:16 +0000 Karen DeWitt 56508 at http://wrvo.org Senate leadership proposes bills to combat heroin epidemic Opioid drug industry often targets middle schoolers, expert says http://wrvo.org/post/opioid-drug-industry-often-targets-middle-schoolers-expert-says <p></p><p>Abuse of heroin and opioids is something that often starts in adolescence, according to SUNY Upstate Medical Center addiction expert Dr. Brian Johnson. He said the illegal drug industry begins targeting middle schoolers, so they become addicted by the time they’re out of high school.</p><p>“The industry wants to recruit children,” Johnson said. “It’s a pediatric disease. By the time some of these kids get to college, the college [health care providers] say they’ve had this addiction for several years and it’s entrenched.”</p> Mon, 19 May 2014 10:04:31 +0000 Ellen Abbott 55694 at http://wrvo.org SUNY Oswego president says heroin overdoses tragic, time for 'new approach' to Bridge Street Run http://wrvo.org/post/suny-oswego-president-says-heroin-overdoses-tragic-time-new-approach-bridge-street-run <p>SUNY Oswego President Deborah Stanley, <a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/223911861/SUNY-Oswego-statement-5-13-14#fullscreen=1" target="_blank">in a statement issued Tuesday afternoon</a>, praised the response of the Oswego police and fire departments to heroin overdoses over the weekend that left one student dead and hospitalized two students<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp; </span></p> Tue, 13 May 2014 23:14:50 +0000 Catherine Loper 55737 at http://wrvo.org SUNY Oswego president says heroin overdoses tragic, time for 'new approach' to Bridge Street Run Oswego Police arrest two in connection with weekend heroin overdoses http://wrvo.org/post/oswego-police-arrest-two-connection-weekend-heroin-overdoses <p></p><p>The city of Oswego Police Department has arrested two men in connection with the heroin overdoses that occurred in the early Saturday morning hours in Oswego.</p><p>Brian Tumolo, 21, of Manorville, N.Y., has been charged with selling heroin to two people, who later were taken to Oswego Hospital and treated for suspected heroin overdoses. Tumolo was arrested early Saturday morning.</p><p>One of the individuals Tumolo is alleged to have sold the heroin to is Gabriel Gonzalez, 22, of Bridgeport, Conn. Gonzalez was arrested Monday evening and also charged with selling heroin.</p> Tue, 13 May 2014 15:05:39 +0000 Gino Geruntino 55697 at http://wrvo.org Oswego Police arrest two in connection with weekend heroin overdoses Heroin overdoses in Oswego leave 1 SUNY Oswego student dead, 2 others hospitalized http://wrvo.org/post/heroin-overdoses-oswego-leave-1-suny-oswego-student-dead-2-others-hospitalized <p><em>Story updated on Monday, May 12 at 8:00 a.m.</em></p><p></p><p>On the SUNY Oswego campus, students say they are still coming to terms with the weekend's heroin overdoses, in which one student died and two others were hospitalized.</p><p>Many students say they are uncomfortable talking about the subject. One student, Jessie Brandt, said she was scared when she first saw the emergency alerts on her phone.</p> Sat, 10 May 2014 14:57:43 +0000 Jason Smith & Gino Geruntino 55575 at http://wrvo.org Heroin overdoses in Oswego leave 1 SUNY Oswego student dead, 2 others hospitalized Drug legalization and abuse topics in Albany http://wrvo.org/post/drug-legalization-and-abuse-topics-albany <p></p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 10:01:05 +0000 Karen DeWitt 55048 at http://wrvo.org Drug legalization and abuse topics in Albany String of heroin overdoses stresses prevention drug training http://wrvo.org/post/string-heroin-overdoses-stresses-prevention-drug-training <p></p><p>A spate of heroin overdoses last week in Syracuse has created a more urgent tone for one community organization’s program meant to fight overdoses. The Opioid Overdose Prevention Program run by ACR Health in Syracuse hopes to prevent stories like this in the future.</p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:33:50 +0000 Ellen Abbott 54640 at http://wrvo.org String of heroin overdoses stresses prevention drug training 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 ACR Health hopes program will reduce heroin deaths http://wrvo.org/post/acr-health-hopes-program-will-reduce-heroin-deaths <p></p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 10:30:12 +0000 Ellen Abbott 53223 at http://wrvo.org ACR Health hopes program will reduce heroin deaths Schumer calls for new heroin abuse tracking database http://wrvo.org/post/schumer-calls-new-heroin-abuse-tracking-database <p></p><p>With heroin abuse raging among young adults and in rural communities, New York's senior senator is calling for a new state-wide database to be created so local law enforcement agencies can better track the drug's use.</p><p>Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., says a database for heroin hospitalizations and arrests would be the first in the nation.&nbsp;</p><p>"The problem is that the increase in heroin abuse - it was going down for a long time, now it’s going up - so we have to catch up," Schumer told reporters Wednesday.</p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 19:29:27 +0000 Ryan Delaney 52247 at http://wrvo.org Schumer calls for new heroin abuse tracking database Reveal, a new investigative radio show http://wrvo.org/post/reveal-new-investigative-radio-show <p>How does heroin end up on the streets of Chicago? Why are minors being held in solitary confinement – even when they haven’t been convicted of a crime? And what happens when you pair poets with investigative journalists?</p><p>These are just a few of the questions explored in the second pilot episode of “<a href="http://revealradio.org/" target="_blank"><strong>Reveal</strong></a>,” a new radio show dedicated to investigative journalism from The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX. Hear the broadcast Sunday evening, March 9, at 7:00 p.m.</p><p>On this episode:&nbsp;</p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 13:46:58 +0000 Jason Smith 52279 at http://wrvo.org Reveal, a new investigative radio show