Resources for Communities

The NYS Department of Health’s “Addressing the Opioid Epidemic in New York State” website, Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) and SIPCW contributed to this list of resources for you and your loved ones.

Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) with buprenorphine and other therapies are available to anyone in need. Click on the links below to find out more about buprenorphine and find information to combat addiction, discuss prevention, the different types of treatment offered throughout Staten Island.

“Reversing the Stigma” highlights the work being done in New York State to combat addiction.

Safe Prescriber Pledge

Staten Island PPS is calling together primary care doctors, nurse practitioners, pain management specialists, pharmacists and other prescribers on Staten Island to Take the safe Prescriber Pledge.

Staten Island Care Hub

The Staten Island Care Hub is a telephone line staffed by a live professional that can help schedule appointments and services for behavioral health and primary care. The Care Hub will provide person-centered, professional services for you, your family, and loved ones. Care Hub staff will work with you based on your location, when you need an appointment, and service availability.

What is Naloxone (Narcan)?

Learn all about Naloxone (brand name Narcan), how to use it, and how to check for an overdose.

How to Test Your Drugs Using Fentanyl Test Strips

Test strips can tell you if your drugs have fentanyl. It won’t tell you how much fentanyl or how strong it is. Test strips can help prevent overdose if used correctly and with other risk reduction practices.

How to Administer Naloxone in 20 Seconds

Learn how to save a life with Naloxone (brand name Narcan) in just 20 seconds.

NYS Opioid Overdose Prevention Program

A life-saving law took effect making it legal in New York State for non-medical persons to administer Naloxone.

Recognize the Signs

Learn the signs of substance misuse and how to stop it before it starts with these resources.

NYC Well

Connect to free and confidential behavioral health support. You can text, call or chat with a counselor 24/7/365.

Buprenorphine (Bupe)

Learn about Bupe, a drug that helps people to stop using heroin or other opioid drugs. People experiencing an opioid overdose can get Bupe in the emergency room and continue treatment with a community provider. Providers are available to treat anyone with opioid use disorders. Click “Find Treatment” for a provider near you.

Combatting Addiction

Use these tools and resources to learn about addiction so that you can help someone in need. Remember, there is help and recovery is possible.

Getting Naloxone in Pharmacies: What You Need to Know

Anyone who needs naloxone can get it at participating pharmacies, without a prescription. Learn about how you can get naloxone with these frequently asked questions.

Talk to Your Family

Talk to your loved ones about the dangers of opioids. Use these resources from OASAS to learn how to initiate the conversation.

Safe Disposal of Controlled Substances

Find out how you can get rid of your unused medications.

Good Samaritan Law

The New York State 911 Good Samaritan Law allows people to call 911 without fear of arrest if they are having a drug or alcohol overdose that requires emergency medical care or if they witness someone overdosing.