Text (716) 225-5473 for Narcan

We are families who have been affected by the opioid epidemic. We are providing this site to offer assistance with information, resources and direction to those who are struggling with opioid addiction. The family can assist their loved ones by being educated on this disease, learn disease management, be aware of available treatment options and ways to engage those who are in the grips of this addiction. 
 
 
 
 

Mission Statement

Our mission is to support the segments of the Erie County Opioid Epidemic Task Force to deliver improved services to those affected by Substance Use Disorder by fortifying the community response to attain our common goal of eliminating addiction, illness and death from opioid use, to advocate for our loved ones while eradicating this public health crisis from our community and our homes.

 

We envision a joint effort to:

  • show respect for all people

  • minimize health, legal and social harms associated with substance use

  • provide comfort and compassion to those affected by Substance Use Disorder

  • advocate for available, affordable, comprehensive therapeutic services for those affected by Substance Use Disorder

  • educate the public

  • focus on prevention and early identification

  • reduce harm among families and individuals

  • pursue legal enactments to further our goals.

Goals: Eliminate addiction, illness and death from opioid use.

           To advocate for our loved ones.

To get help 

https://mattersnetwork.org/

for information on resources

or

call the Addictions Hotline  (716) 831-7007 

Or Go to REAP Participating Police Stations:

  • Amherst         

  • Buffalo

  • Cheektowaga

  • Depew

  • East Aurora

  • Erie County Sheriff’s Office

  • Evans

  • Grand Island

  • Hamburg Town

  • Lancaster

  • NFTA

  • Niagara Falls

  • Orchard Park

  • Town of Tonawanda

The participating law enforcement agencies of the REAP program will not charge any person struggling with addiction (without an outstanding warrant) if the person presents themselves to the police department, with or without any drugs, and asks for help to get into treatment. The REAP program operates Monday through Friday, 7am—2pm.

 

“Every individual who comes into our police headquarters, regardless of their place of residence and their insurance status, will be helped. In addition, each person looking for help will be assigned an “Angel” to support the person through the intake process until they are referred into a treatment facility, whether that be inpatient or outpatient,” stated Town of Tonawanda Chief of Police, Jerry Uschold.

 

Task Force Meeting

Monday August 1, 2021 at 10AM

* WebEx meeting

When it's time, join your Webex meeting here.

 

 

Join meeting

 

More ways to join:

 

Join from the meeting link

https://erie.webex.com/erie/j.php?MTID=m521caa6d4599f65f8bfaa63615c34c8b

 

 

Join by meeting number

Meeting number (access code): 1468 96 5173

Meeting password: sZgZMZdy222 

Tap to join from a mobile device (attendees only) 
+1716-858-2250,,1468965173## United States Toll (Buffalo) 
+1-415-655-0003,,1468965173## United States Toll 


Join by phone 
+1 716-858-2250 United States Toll (Buffalo) 
+1-415-655-0003 United States Toll 
Global call-in numbers 
 
Join by video system, application or Skype for business
Dial 1468965173@webex.com 
You can also dial 173.243.2.68 and enter your meeting number.

20953305_1378090678965348_87366010061149

Educational information from the professionals please tune into:

12 Voices in 12 Hours- Opioids- replay

by WBEN 930 AM Radio