by India Perez-Urbano
The opioid epidemic isn’t a problem that happens somewhere else. It’s happening here in Rockland County — and even in Nyack, too.
Last year, Rockland County lost 35 lives to opioid overdose, an 875% increase since 2003. Among 8th and 10th grade students in the Nyack School system, the use of prescription drugs for non-medical purposes is more than double the county average.