Governor Cuomo announces launch of statewide campaign to fight addiction


ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – A Statewide campaign (#CombatAddiction) to help fight addiction was launched Tuesday by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Five public service announcements were launched to urge New Yorkers to join in the fight against addiction.

The National Survey on Drug Use and Health states that 1.4 million New York State residents suffer from a substance use disorder.

The statewide campaign emphasizes the effects of addiction and gives New Yorkers a place for support through social media, public service announcements and a print ad that will be posted on the New York City subway system.

“Addiction knows no bounds, and it’s devastating effects can be felt in every community across the state, but we must stand together to combat this disease and to build a stronger, healthier New York for all,” said Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Any New Yorkers struggling with any sort of addiction can go on the #CombatAddiction webpage for resources and treatment options, as well as a 24/7 toll-free line to call.

For information on #CombatAddiction campaign, follow the link below to watch.

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