Despite aggressive action by New York State, drug deaths, hospitalizations, and emergency room visits continue to rise, especially in upstate communities — mirroring a trend seen across the country.
To help policymakers understand and combat the epidemic, we’re tracking New York’s response to the opioid epidemic in a comprehensive, ongoing study that combines aggregate data analysis with on-the-ground research in affected communities.
Our research seeks to paint a detailed picture of policy responses at every level of government, helping to inform and improve future policy decisions.
Follow the research in real time with Stories from Sullivan.
This report examines the effectiveness of existing drug treatment courts in New York State and whether they are equipped to handle the opioid epidemic, specifically by keeping participants from relapsing and committing future drug-related crimes.View Report