Commissioner Arlene Gonzalez-Sanchez is an expert in the field of behavioral health. Since 2011, she has been the head of the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, or OASAS. We spoke recently about New York's response to the Opioid Crisis.
OASAS has a program to help you Combat Addiction.
Public broadcasters around New York are focused on finding solutions to the Opioid Crisis. The #citizenactive blog has been part of that effort. You can find our conversations with Chatham Police Chief Peter Volkmann here. He is following the PAARI, or Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative, model with his Chatham Cares 4 U, or CC4U program.