Overdose continues to kill New Yorkers at alarming rates, claiming more lives than car accidents, suicides, and homicides combined. It doesn’t have to be this way.
We need to build on our advocacy that led to the nation’s first sanctioned overdose prevention centers (OPCs) in New York City which have already saved more than 600 lives since opening last November. Unfortunately, because OPCs are awaiting state authorization, this lifesaving approach remains unavailable to the vast majority of people who need it.
That’s why we’ve been pushing the Governor to authorize overdose prevention centers to open across the state. Please join us by urging Gov. Hochul to take executive action to authorize OPCs immediately.