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.
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.
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.
The Kitchen Table Toolkit was developed to assist parents, teachers, counselors and the community with guidance on how to initiate conversations about heroin and opioid abuse. Learn how to start the conversation with the help of videos and guidance documents.
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.
Nueva esperanza, nueva vida con OASAS, es un programa de información en español que analiza la adicción y los servicios de prevención, tratamiento y recuperación disponibles para los latinos que viven en el estado de Nueva York.