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Opioids: Fearing a lost generation

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In Western New York, addiction is everywhere - from cities to suburbs to rural areas. Medical experts say treatment facilities should be where the patients live.

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Debra Smith holds a picture of her son Nathaniel, who became addicted to opioids prescribed for pain from surgery and a car accident. He later turned to heroin and fentanyl and died of an overdose at age 26.

The Erie County Addiction Treatment Hotline provides access to services & support for those struggling with any drug addiction, and help for their loved ones. Contact the hotline 24/7 at (716) 831-7007.

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