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The Leonard Lopate Show

Heroin Use Is On the Rise, But New Treatments Are Being Ignored

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Heroin addiction programs are failing addicts in Kentucky. There is a new drug that provides an alternative to the controversial methadone detox method, but few doctors are using it.

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The Takeaway

From Addiction to Champion: Lessons From a High School Coach

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Coach Martin Jacobson kicked his heroin habit and managed to stay off by playing soccer. It changed his life, he says, and now he's helping young New Yorkers to stay on track in school.

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WNYC News

Northeast States Gang Up Against Heroin

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

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New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts are teaming up to fight heroin use, largely in response to the spread of the drug in suburban areas.

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WNYC News

City Sees Climb in Fatal Heroin Overdoses

Thursday, August 28, 2014

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A crackdown on the prescription painkillers known as opioids may be yielding dividends, but may also be driving some people to heroin.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Heroin Is an Epidemic...Or Is It?

Monday, July 07, 2014

Governor Cuomo is the latest to claim shooting up has never been easier: users are younger and the drug is more available than ever. But do the numbers back him up? And what does that mean for next steps?

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WNYC News

New York State Has Second-Lowest Painkiller Prescription Rate in the Country

Thursday, July 03, 2014

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But there may be unintended consequences— like more heroin use.

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WNYC News

Cuomo Approves Bills to Combat Heroin, but not Medical Marijuana

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

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Cuomo says the government shouldn't create a pathway for marijuana.

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WNYC News

As Senate Session Ends, Battles Continue

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

New York's legislative session comes to a close Thursday, and there's still plenty of unfinished business.

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WNYC News

A Call for Broader Attack on Heroin in NY

Sunday, June 15, 2014

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Drug addiction specialists say Governor Cuomo's plan to combat a rise in heroin use doesn't go far enough.

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WNYC News

A Tale of Two Heroin Arrests

Friday, June 13, 2014

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Paterson, NJ, was the place to go for affluent suburbanites looking to buy heroin. Then the undercover cops swept in. Hear how it all played out.

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WNYC News

NY Senate Task Force Moves to Attack Heroin Epidemic

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The bills would require schools to carry supplies of a drug used to treat heroin overdoses; require better management of patients treated for drug addiction; and convert some recently closed state prisons to treatment centers.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Return of Heroin

Thursday, May 22, 2014

It's readily available, it's purer than it's ever been, and it's easier to get than prescription painkillers. Behind the heroin surge in New York.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Prions, Parents, Food Markets and the Heroin Market

Thursday, May 22, 2014

On today's show: Nobel Prize-winning neurologist Stanley B. Prusiner talks about how he discovered prions, the infectious proteins in the brain that are responsible for scrapie and mad cow disease. Cartoonist Roz Chast describes her experience caring for her ailing parents. Dan Pashman, host of The Sporkful podcast, talks eating strategy at Smorgasburg, Brooklyn's outdoor summer food market. And we’ll find out why New York City has become a hub for the booming heroin trade.

WNYC News

Task Force to Address Opiates 'Epidemic'

Sunday, April 06, 2014

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Twelve public forums will be held across New York State.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

NJ Overdose Crisis

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Fatal drug overdoses in New Jersey have risen to more than one per day. Patty DiRenzo, a parent and advocate, and Frank Greenagel, addiction and recovery treatment counselor, chair of the task force established by the Governor's Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, and professor at Rutgers University, discuss a new report that addresses the heroin and prescription drug use crisis in the state, including its recommendations for addiction treatment and policy changes.

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WNYC News

The Way to Curb Overdose Deaths, One Spray at a Time

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Remember that scene in the movie "Pulp Fiction" when the John Travolta character plunges a syringe full of adrenaline into the chest of Uma Thurman, who is overdosing? It turns out a real heroin overdose is easier to reverse — and much safer.

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Specials

Reveal

Saturday, March 01, 2014

Reveal pulls back the curtain on what governments, businesses and communities are doing behind the scenes to solve problems often outside of the national spotlight. On this episode of Reveal, host Al Letson gives us an inside look at issues regarding solitary confinement, heroin trade, animal rights on film sets, and instances of sexual abuse on farms.

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Radio Rookies

Why Is Staten Island NYC's OD Capital?

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

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In New York City, prescription painkiller abuse rates aren't as high as the rest of the country — except on Staten Island, where their impact is wide and deep.

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The Takeaway

We're Having Another Heroin Epidemic

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Some researchers are tying the rise in heroin use to tighter restrictions on prescription opiates like Oxycotin and Vicodin.

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Radio Rookies

Staten Island Blues Live Chat

Monday, October 21, 2013

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On Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013, young people will come together online to discuss the prescription drug abuse epidemic. This live chat will allow teens from hot spots around the country to talk about their perspective on the problem, including New Mexico and Kentucky, both places with some of the highest prescription drug overdose rates in the nation.

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