Students help crack down on opioid drug use

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Students in New Rochelle are learning the paths to substance misuse and addiction as a way to combat the problem.

Leaders in the county are joining forces with students at New Rochelle High School today to kick off the second annual CODA week, an initiative aimed at cracking down on opioid drug use.

CODA, or Co-Occurring Disorders Awareness, is a peer-driven prevention program which empowers youths to be positive decision markers, seek early intervention and to support friends.

Westchester County’s Department of Community Mental Health, along with the Harris Project, is providing materials for every Westchester school to participate in the program.

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