SUFFOLK COUNTY, NY – Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker, chairwoman of the Heroin and Opiate Epidemic Advisory Panel, invites residents to the public hearings of the panel. The first hearing will be held on Wednesday, September 25th, at 5:30 PM in the Hauppauge Legislative Auditorium, and the second hearing will be on Thursday, October 24th at 5:30 PM in the Riverhead Legislative Auditorium. The meetings will provide an opportunity for community members to speak before the panel.
Heroin and Opiate Epidemic Advisory Panel Public Hearings:
Wednesday, September 25th
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Hauppauge Legislative Auditorium
725 Veterans Memorial Highway, Smithtown
Thursday, October 24th
5:30 PM –7:30 PM
Riverhead Legislative Auditorium
300 Center Drive, Riverhead
Introduced through legislation in July 2017 by Legislator Anker, the Suffolk County Heroin and Opiate Advisory Panel was established with the goal of providing ongoing guidance and input to the county in combating the opiate epidemic through preventative education, enhancement of law enforcement efforts, and aiding in the treatment and rehabilitation of those addicted to opiates and heroin. The ever-evolving nature of the opiate epidemic requires continuous commitment to identify new resources and additional funding sources, and provide for greater focus on educating the public about addiction.
For more information, please call Legislator Anker’s office at 631-854-1600 or email her at