POLL: Is Enough Being Done to Combat Heroin on Long Island?

How does Long Island stand on controlling the abuse of the deadly drug?

Heroin abuse is rising across the country.

Multiple reports of heroin overdoses and possession arrests surfaced in recent weeks on Long Island as New York State officials announced plans for a statewide plan to combat the drug.

Five overdose victims were revived using the emergency drug Narcan within the past month in Nassau County alone. On May 22, a 29-year-old had to be revived at a Massapequa emergency medical center. Two days later, an 18-year-old man was revived in Wantagh. On June 11, a 26-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman were revived in Merrick with the treatment. Most recently, a 48-year-old woman was revived in Massapequa Park Saturday after an overdose, cops said.

Communities were surprised when a Long Island teacher was arrested for heroin possession during a routine traffic stop.

State officials, addressing the growing trend of heroin use and abuse across the country, are instituting college educational programs, boosting patrols, and granting better access to Narcan to battle the drug.

How does Long Island fare in combating heroin? Do we have enough patrols, programs, and resources to fight the drug's abuse? Could more be done to counteract the drug? Vote in the poll above and give us your thoughts in the comments.

Barack July 02, 2014 at 07:22 PM
Well "thinning out the herd" sounds far less unrealistic than regulating a multi billion dollar industry , it is a part of society that will always be here... You ms. C O are the part of the herd that should be thinned out
C O July 02, 2014 at 08:04 PM
Well that will figure itself out...the weak always doe off first. Natural selection will take care if you.
Barack July 02, 2014 at 09:45 PM
I don't take dim wits serious , go back to the circus with the rest of the clowns , I respect your opinion but I do not respect you're judgement , get a grip this is the 21st century
C O July 02, 2014 at 10:07 PM
Like anyone cares what you do and don't respect. You think too highly of yourself. Go spew your drug loving BS elsewhere. You won't find supporters here....try Harlem. That's where Barack gets ALL his support.
Barack July 03, 2014 at 12:22 AM
I am not a drug lover , quite the opposite , it frustrates me how the law is set up, I see a clear resolution to this and control over "public enemy number 1" and actually Obama had more support than that he is president , not saying I like him either


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