A workshop was held at the North Presbyterian Church in Amherst concluded that overdose deaths went up to 301in 2016, according to a WGRZ News Report.

Here's what Health Department Coordinator, Cheryl Moore had to say:

"We don't even know how many people are addicted to opioids because many of them are like 'I'm just taking medicine. What's wrong with you lady?' That's how this disease steals your brain. The other part is I'm not telling anybody...they're gonna think I am nothing but dirt. The stigma attached to this disease is ridiculous."


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