Last week, Gov. Cuomo announced the launch of ‘Combat Heroin,’ a campaign designed to inform and educate New Yorkers about the risks of heroin and prescription opioid use, the signs of addiction, and the resources available to help.

The campaign includes a new web site as part of a public awareness and education effort undertaken by the state’s Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS).

Governor Cuomo said:

“The Combat Heroin campaign will get the word out about the dangers of this illegal drug use, as well as the treatment and support services that are available to those who need help. Just like this year’s new law that expanded access to treatment and anti-overdose medication, this campaign is comprehensive and designed to save lives. I urge anyone who knows someone in need of help to reach out today.”