As of March 2017 the New York State Department of Health data shows that deaths attributed to opioid overdose in Nassau County decreased from September of 2015 to the same month in 2016. However, outpatient emergency room visits for all opioid overdoses have risen. Some activists are now calling for schools to step up their curriculum in regards to drug and alcohol prevention, and the state’s Education Department is providing some of the tools to do that.
This past June the State Education Department sent out a 39-page resource with information about appropriate grade level content. The packet includes what lessons the state believes is proper for each level, elementary, middle and secondary.
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