The state Senate will hold seven hearings and roundtable discussions on how to tackle opioid overdose and prevention, Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins on Monday announced.

The hearings and events will be held by the Joint Senate Task Force on Opioids, Addiction & Overdose Prevention, with the first hearing to take place on Aug. 9 in the Bronx.

Subsequent hearings will be held in Central New York, Buffalo, Staten Island, the Hudson Valley, Long Island, and Albany.

“Opioid misuse and addiction is an ongoing crisis that is destroying families and communities throughout New York,” Stewart-Cousins said.

“This epidemic impacts all communities, which is why the Senate Majority will hold hearings and roundtable discussions throughout the state and we encourage New Yorkers to attend and participate. I commend Senators Harckham, Carlucci and Rivera, for co-chairing the Joint Senate Task Force on Opioids, Addiction & Overdose and holding these joint hearings and discussions to combat the opioid crisis.”