Each year in NYC, more New Yorkers die of drug overdoses than homicides, suicides, and motor vehicle crashes combined. Many of these deaths are preventable.
An opioid overdose prevents the brain from receiving oxygen. Naloxone (NARCAN®) is a nasal spray (or injection) medication that can quickly and safely reverse an opioid overdose by restoring breathing.
By watching the video below, you can learn about the benefits of naloxone and what steps to take when responding to an opioid overdose.
Fentanyl test strips (FTS) are small strips of paper that can detect the presence of fentanyl in any substance—pills, powders, or injectables.
Fentanyl can be found within substances such as heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine (meth), MDMA, and other pills.
Even though FTS can tell us if there is fentanyl in a substance, the strips cannot tell us how strong or which type of fentanyl is present. Fentanyl cannot be detected by sight, taste, smell, or touch.
FTS enables community members to make informed-decisions and prevent opioid overdoses.
NYCC4H provides free opioid overdose prevention and response training to all New Yorkers.
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After completing the training, you can order free fentanyl test strips and naloxone. We deliver anywhere in New York State!
Be empowered to use person-first language to reduce stigma and negative bias when discussing addiction.
Stigma is a set of negative and often unfair beliefs that a society or group of people have about something or someone.
because “Abuse” is found to be associated with negative judgements and punishment.
Person-first language avoids negative associations and individual blame.
Person-first language shows that a person “has” a problem, rather than “is” the problem.
Using the word “dirty” may decrease someone’s sense of hope and self-efficacy for change.
Use non-stigmatizing terms the same way it would be used for other medical conditions.
This avoids making negative associations and removes the individual blame for past actions.
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