State lawmakers have been holding hearings across New York about the sudden spread of heroin.
One was held Monday in Oneonta, with local State Senator Jim Seward taking part.
He says its clear New York needs expanded treatment opportunities, and more of an emphasis on education and prevention.
Seward also believes there should be increased insurance coverage for treatment.
The New York State Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction plans to make recommendations by June.