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Despite waiver, lack of detox beds leave some with nowhere to go

The opioid epidemic is showing no signs of easing, even as Monroe County has only 25 detox beds.

This is despite the fact the state eased the requirements for hospitals last month, allowing them to create more detox beds.

That is a source of frustration for David Attridge of Recovery Now NY. He wants to see more detox beds.

“It’s the community’s responsibility at this point to step up and say we can’t have any more of these,” says Attridge, “The rate of deaths we have right now, we’re going to surpass last year.”

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