New Long Island partnership aims to close opioid addiction treatment gap

NASSAU COUNTY, Long Island (WABC) — A new partnership on Long Island hopes to help fix the opioid addiction crisis by providing overdose patients with immediate transportation and admission into residential treatment programs from the emergency room. 

Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the collaboration between the DA’s Office, Northwell Health, Nassau University Medical Center and Maryhaven’s New Hope Crisis Center aimed at helping close the deadly treatment gap.