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State and county leaders held a heroin addiction forum in Orange County today to help fight the epidemic.
State Sen. Bill Larkin (R) joined other members of the Senate's "Heroin and Opioid Addiction Task Force" in Newburgh earlier today.
The group meets with local leaders to talk treatment and prevention as well ways to develop new legislation to fight heroin and opiate use. "We need to put all of our resources together. What do we need to do to stop this epidemic? People say, ‘my child won't do it.’ Nobody is protected," says Larkin.
Today's forum is one of several being held by senators throughout the state.