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06/26/18 5:15am
06/26/2018 5:15 AM

After Linn Turecamo attended the Southampton Town Opioid Addiction Task Force’s first community forum in April, she knew she needed to get involved.

The forum that filled the Hampton Bays High School auditorium struck a nerve with the Southampton resident: The stories of addiction shared that night reminded her of so many people that she knew, personally, who were struggling with addiction. READ

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05/17/18 6:00am
05/17/2018 6:00 AM

At a candlelight vigil at Good Ground Park in Hampton Bays Saturday, those affected by the opioid epidemic gathered to share stories of the loved ones they’ve lost, their own struggles with addiction and the effect of an ongoing crisis.

These are their stories. READ

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11/24/17 6:02am
11/24/2017 6:02 AM

A recorded voiceover filled the packed auditorium at Hampton Bays High School last Wednesday night.

“Hi, I’m Tom Ventura,” it began, and the speaker continued to detail his life as an adolescent from Kings Park. A lover of sports and the outdoors, Mr. Ventura was the “All-American boy.” READ

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01/19/17 5:55am
01/19/2017 5:55 AM

Fentanyl in Suffolk County

To get a sense of just how potent the synthetic opioid fentanyl is, DEA special agent Erin Mulvey explained that one dose is the size of a grain of salt. Now picture two grains of salt, she continued: “You can overdose on that.”

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03/29/16 12:45pm
03/29/2016 12:45 PM

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A North Fork native — a “good kid” and an accomplished athlete, said Mattituck High School principal Shawn Petretti — played lacrosse at the high school level and went on to play for a college out of state.

When he left New York, though, he ran into a college culture of painkiller drug abuse that was inescapable, recalled Mr. Petretti Monday night.

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