BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — News 4’s Opioid Special aired Saturday, March 11. Following the special, anchor Marlee Tuskes hosted a live Q&A, which can be viewed below or at this link.

Live guests:

  • SAC Frank Tarentino III, Drug Enforcement Administration, NY Division
  • Aleks Malejs- Director of Recovery Coaching with Save the Michaels of the World, recovering addict
  • Dr. Arthur Weissman, MD; Addiction Medicine Specialist, DART Methadone Program, Buffalo
  • Tonja Bangel- Recovery coach with Save the Michaels of the World, recovering addict

Helpful links:

To find out how to identify real vs. fake pills for the DEA One Pill Can Kill initiative, click here.

To find out how Save the Michaels of the World can help you in your recovery, click here.

To find out where you can safely dispose of old prescriptions sitting in your medicine cabinet, click here.

For the Erie County 24 hour addiction hotline, or to find out how you can get Narcan and Fentanyl test strips, click here.

For more information about The Salvation Army’s adult rehabilitation services, click here.

If you need a resource, the NYS Hopeline is available by phone at (877) 846-7368 or by texting 467369. For more information, click here.

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