Overdose deaths from opioids, both opioid analgesics and heroin, are a public health crisis in New York City. These overdose deaths are preventable. Naloxone, an opioid antagonist, can safely reverse an opioid overdose. In New York State, it’s legal for anyone to carry and use it.
If you are a pharmacist, visit our Naloxone Dispensing Information for Pharmacies page for pharmacist resources.
If you work at an organization whose clients or community members could benefit from naloxone, consider becoming an Opioid Overdose Prevention Program (OOPP). Eligible organizations can register as OOPPs and receive naloxone to give to their clients, staff and community members free of charge. Naloxone is provided by the NYC Department of Health at no cost to OOPPs.
The NYC Department of Health provides training and support to organizations interested in adding overdose prevention and naloxone dispensing to their services.
Here are some resources the NYC Department of Health can provide:
If your organization needs staff training or technical assistance, email email@example.com.
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