The Prescription for Progress coalition, of which St. Peter's Health Partners is a member of, wrote a letter to citizens of the Capital Region concerning a likely settlement with the opioid industry. The letter calls for appropriate allocation of settlement funds to benefit those struggling from opioid use disorder. [...]
Jason Kirby, DO, MBA, medical director of addiction services for St. Peter's Health Partners, appeared on WNYT's Health Beat to discuss the opioid crisis in New York state and the Capital Region [...]
Jason Kirby, DO, MBA, has joined St. Peter's Health Partners as medical director of addiction services. Dual board-certified in family medicine and pending board certification in addiction medicine, Dr. Kirby oversees the medical providers in the St. Peter's Addiction Recovery Center. [...]
April is Alcohol Awareness Month to increase awareness and understanding to those who struggle with alcoholism. It's a good time to examine your own use and ask the question: How much is too much? [...]
Melissa Weimer, DO, MCR, has joined St. Peter’s Health Partners as chief of behavioral health and addiction medicine for the system’s Acute Care Albany division. [...]
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. [...]
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. [...]
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.