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June 14, 2019: Medication-assisted treatment

The effects of opioid addiction do not disappear at the jailhouse door. A package of legislation sponsored by Asm. Linda Rosenthal (D-Manhattan), chair of the Assembly Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, would bring medication-assisted treatment to New York’s correctional institutions. We heard from the Assemblymember and Patricia Herring, activist and mother of Matthew who died of an overdose in 2017, on the legislation.

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