The Times Union spoke recently with several local experts about addiction in an article focusing on the announcement from Senate Republican Majority Leader John Flanagan that he was seeking help for alcohol dependency. [...]
The opioid prescription and heroin epidemic plaguing the United States continues to be an ongoing focus of community, state and national leaders. What is being done to address the crisis in our community? [...]
June in the Capital Region means high school graduation time, with weekends full of ceremony, laughter and even a few tears. For students and parents alike it is an emotional, memorable time. However, after-parties marred by alcohol and drug use can make the occasion memorable for the wrong reasons. [...]
At Journey Through The Body, Bill Bean of St. Peter's Addiction Recovery Center spoke with Benita Zahn about the brain exhibit, which aims to help kids better understand the human brain and how it can be dangerously impaired by drugs and alcohol. [...]
Virginia Golden, CEO of St. Peter’s Hospital and Albany Memorial Hospital, spoke to a large crowd of Capital Region residents and families, addiction recovery experts, health care providers, and community service advocates at the 26th Annual Treatment and Recovery Works March. [...]
After-parties are often part of the graduation ritual, but exercise caution -- they have the potential to be marred by alcohol and drug use, violence and other negative outcomes.
U.S. Rep. Paul Tonko visited St. Peter’s Addiction Recovery Center in Cohoes last month to hear from providers and patients about their experiences with opioid addiction and its treatment. [...]
Powdered alcohol is now legal but there are concerns about the misuse of the new substance. Kimberly Aichner, direction of clinical operations at St. Peter’s Addiction [...]