Staten Island disproportionately suffers from the opioid crisis. The number of opioid overdose deaths per 100,000 on the island is about 170% higher than the national rate and it maintains the second highest rate of death due to opioids of the five NYC boroughs. To help combat the opioid crisis, Staten Island PPS and its partners created this Drug Prevention Portal, which contains information regarding critical data points in the battle against substance abuse on Staten Island. This includes Narcan saves in the field and overdose deaths. There are also resources available for healthcare providers, community organizations, and the public. These resources provide information about connection to treatment, support groups, Narcan training, and can help you find a provider. You can learn more about our initiatives below.