New task force formed to battle opioid epidemic in the Capital Region

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Albany County Daniel McCoy introduced the Albany County Opioid Task Force on Wednesday, a new task force to help fight the opioid epidemic right here in the Capital Region.

Along with the task force, McCoy also introduced a new took the unit will use to help in the fight.

Statistics show that across the country 78 people die each day from prescription opioid-related overdoses and that 80% of heroin users start with prescription drugs.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s