New York State Senator Pete Harckham, chair of the Senate Committee on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse, released the following statement today in response to the release of the Opioid Settlement Fund Advisory Board’s Annual Report:
“The Opioid Settlement Fund Advisory Board deserves congratulations and sincere thanks for the timely delivery of its annual report. The board’s recommendations in the report that pertinent agencies pay more attention to co-occurring disorders, if followed, will result in decreases in overdoses and save lives statewide. I truly appreciate the work of the board members in this regard and their commitment to bettering state services for residents with substance use disorder.”
State Senator Harckham represents New York's 40th District, which includes the towns of Beekman, Pawling and the village of Pawling in Dutchess County; the towns of Carmel, Patterson and Southeast, and the village of Brewster in Putnam County; and the city of Peekskill, the towns of Cortlandt, Lewisboro, Mount Pleasant, New Castle, North Salem, Pound Ridge, Somers and Yorktown, the town/village of Mount Kisco, and the villages of Briarcliff Manor, Buchanan, Croton-on-Hudson, Pleasantville and Sleepy Hollow in Westchester County.