WATERTOWN, NY — The Jefferson County Public Health Service released the following statement on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019:
Jefferson County, NY is experiencing increased overdose activity from drug use. There have been 6 confirmed overdose deaths for 2019. However, beginning in October, there are an additional 10 possible overdose deaths pending toxicology confirmation, 5 from October; and 5 from November.
The department is awaiting emergency department and hospitalization data from all area hospitals to confirm activity levels in these facilities.
The Jefferson County Public Health Service and the Alliance for Better Communities want to
remind people that a number of community resources have been established and expanded to help people who have substance use disorders, and for people to access these resources to receive assistance and treatment:
Anchor Recovery Center of NNY: (315) 836-3460
Credo Community Center for Treatment of Addictions: (315) 788-1530
ACR Health: (315) 785-8222
Samaritan Addiction Services: (315) 779-5060
Samaritan Medical Center – Social Worker on Call: (315) 785-4516
Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
Northern Regional Center for Independent Living: (315) 785-8703 business hours;
and (315) 785-8708 nights and weekends.
Mobile Crisis Jefferson County: (315) 782-2327
Hope Line: 1-877-8-HOPENY or Text 46736