Joshua Lynch UB-developed opioid treatment program to expand statewide By Kyle S. Mackie • Jul 24, 2019 Kyle S. Mackie/WBFO News Buffalo MATTERS, a University at Buffalo-developed opioid treatment program, is set to expand across New York State. The program has been credited with helping reduce opioid overdose deaths in Erie County by 40 percent over the past two years. Opioids: Fearing a lost generation By Rich Kellman • Aug 28, 2017 File photo In Western New York, addiction is everywhere - from cities to suburbs to rural areas. Medical experts say treatment facilities should be where the patients live. Listen Listening... / 3:55 WBFO contributor Rich Kellman reports.