New Rochelle, NY

Drug Addiction: Police have released the names of three men found dead in apparent drug overdoses in New Rochelle, NY

Bassey BY
Opinion: Who is next?

For help and hope 24/7, call 1-877-8-HOPENY(467369) or text HOPENY (467369).

" Drug overdose is a serious public health concern and opioid-related overdose has increased as a health threat."

According to New Rochelle Police, "Carl Encarnacion, 43, Danny Howard, 49, and Sean Thomas Windley, 28, were found unresponsive in a storage room in the rear of 50 Fountain Place. The fourth victim, a Mount Vernon resident, remains hospitalized and will not be identified at this time."

Drug addiction is prevalent in the US and continues to take the lives of young and older adults. Is drug addiction a treatable disease? Addiction experts assert that drug addiction is a treatable disease like cancer and diabetes.

Why are people not seeking help for drug addiction? Many factors prevent some people from seeking drug treatment, but the major ones are shame, stigma, and the cost of treatment when we compare them to people with cancer or diabetes.

Who is next? Choose treatment today. Call the help hotline now at 1-877-8-HOPENY(467369) or text HOPENY (467369).

CBS2 spoke to family members on Sunday.

Three families united through grief, releasing balloons, writing their goodbyes, and lighting candles. Alvin Howard remembered his brother, 49-year-old Danny Howard.

If you are struggling with addiction, seek help today. People do not need to be ashamed if they love themselves and their families. Addiction is a brain disease, according to science. It's difficult for those living with addiction to stop carving their drug of choice without proper treatment by well-trained professionals. Seek help now.

Choose life and call or text now for help. Call 1-877-8-HOPENY(467369) or
text HOPENY (467369).

Do you suspect anyone in your family using drugs? If yes, forward this article to them.


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