opioids

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Broome County legislators plan to vote this month on whether to accept almost three million from the state to fund an opioid treatment center.

This reverses a decision from the chairman of the legislature saying they wouldn’t vote until the new year.

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Broome County is taking public comment on a possible addiction treatment center Tuesday night.

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Steuben County plans to join the chorus of municipalities filing lawsuits over the opioid epidemic.

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Broome County is launching a program to get treatment for people at risk of an opioid overdose. It’s called the Peer Response Team. It works with law enforcement, hospitals and social services around Broome County. The idea is to better connect people at risk of an overdose to the services they need.