Podcast personalizes opioid addiction, recovery

Things get real in this month’s edition of the Health Story podcast, which offers insights on the national opioid-addiction crisis. The latest installment of Northwell Health’s monthly series dives deep into one former patient’s journey of addiction and recovery – a cautionary tale about something that already victimizes Americans from every walk of life and “could happen to anyone,” according to the health system. In this case, it happened to New Yorker Jonathan Allen, who…

Opioid epidemic spurs new LI substance-abuse center

In a move aimed at combating what it called “the opioid epidemic sweeping the country,” the Northwell Health system has opened the doors of a new Long Island substance-abuse treatment center. The Garden City Treatment Center, located on Stewart Avenue in the Nassau County village, is managed by Zucker Hillside Hospital, which resides in Glen Oaks, just west of the Queens-Nassau border. But the focus of the 8,000-square-foot center, which officially opened this summer, is…

Northwell, Mayo Clinic tackle painkiller epidemic

By GREGORY ZELLER // Northwell Health will join the Mayo Clinic and one of the nation’s largest medical schools on a three-year study targeting painkiller addictions. Citing “a growing epidemic of opioid abuse,” the New Hyde Park-based health system announced this week a $350,000 stipend over three years from the nonprofit Washington-based Patient Centered Outcome Research Institute to fund a collaborative study designed to track painkiller dependency among ER patients, and ultimately lower the risk….