Chautauqua County Takes Part In National Overdose Intervention Project

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MAYVILLE – Ongoing efforts to address overdose fatalities in Chautauqua County now include the county’s participation in a landmark intervention funded by the National Institutes of Health.

Chautauqua County is one of sixteen New York State counties participating in the HEALing Communities Study, a project aimed at community-wide, evidence-based solutions to stem the national opioid crisis.

The largest community-based implementation study ever in the field of addiction, the HEALing Communities Study, is being piloted in four states.

In New York, Columbia University is the lead institution in partnership with local governments and other stakeholders.

“By providing additional organizational, technical, and financial resources, the HEALing Communities Study will support the Chautauqua Substance Abuse Response Partnership in further expanding the collaborative work already underway by its members,” said Steve Kilburn, Grant Projects Director at the County’s Department of Mental Hygiene.

The study will focus on reducing the incidence of an opioid use disorder, increasing the number of individuals with an opioid use disorder receiving medication-assisted treatment, increasing treatment retention, and expanding the distribution of naloxone, a medication to reverse opioid overdose.

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  1. the problem is the jamestown police department, the chautauqua county sheriffs office and the fbi. they arrest these retards for drug sales but dont enforce the law. these supposed law enforcement agencies use these dealers as informants to collect other users as informants. and noone goes to jail. law enforcement can get the dealers off the streets. vote for stiff, mandatory ten year sentences. see if the opioid crisis doesnt stop completely. people need to quit acting like theyre seriously concerned about these junkie punks. because real change in law would completely stop this trend of overdose and death.

    • Are you serious Andrew? This is not just a problem where you can just scoop up all the drug dealers in Jamestown and poof no more “Junkies” your very Ill minded about addiction. How dare you call anyone a Junkie Have you ever been an addict Drew? I doubt it because you wouldn’t speak the way you do. Addiction will still be here with or with out the dealers we will find someone or somewear else to go. No JPD are not my favorite but I do believe they are becoming better equipped to handle overdose and drug addiction DRUG COURT SAVED MY LIFE I HAVE NOT USED HEROIN IN 9 YEARS … so don’t speak untill you have facts not just your evil opinion

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