The Hooked Generation: Fighting the opioid crisis on the front lines
LONG ISLAND, N.Y. — Long Island has the highest rates of opioid overdoses in the state. More than a million doses of heroin were confiscated last year, but the Nassau County District Attorney not only prosecutes offenders, the office is funding services to treat the addictions. “We took $580,000 to put it into a program to help people after they overdose. We call it bridging the gap between overdose and treatment,” District Attorney Madeline Singas said.