Harm Reduction

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Free Naloxone and Test Strips

Naloxone and test strips are available free of charge and direct to NYers to help prevent overdose deaths and save lives.
Harm Reduction is an Imperative
Overdose Deaths Are at a Record High Nationwide

The ubiquity of harmful additives like fentanyl and xylazine has much to do with the rise in overdose deaths linked with the unregulated drug supply. Additives have been found in cocaine, heroin, MDMA/ecstasy/Molly, and pressed into pills and are undetectable by sight smell or taste. This increases the risk of overdose for people who use any substance - including people using for the first time. In an effort to save lives and decrease the harms associated with substance use, we've partnered with the MATTERS Network to provide free drug test kits and have processed over 100,000 orders. Now more than ever, harm reduction is an imperative. Harm reduction strategies include: increased naloxone access and training; syringe services programs; access to drug test strips; overdose prevention education; removal of stigma and barriers to treatment and to medications for treatment; Deterra medication disposal bags; anti-stigma work; increased public awareness and education; and grassroots work by peers, recovery supports, and prevention coalitions.

Reduce risk and harm:

Life-Saving Tools Naloxone & Drug Test Strips

How to recognize an overdose and save a life with naloxone. Naloxone is available at pharmacies across the state at low or no cost; naloxone kits and training sessions are available upon request. 

Fentanyl and xylazine are harmful additives that can increase the risk of overdose. Drug test strips detect the presence of these additives in the unregulated drug supply. 

Opioid Overdose Prevention Programs

Local Opioid Overdose Prevention Programs or OOPPs connect New Yorkers with naloxone, naloxone training, fentanyl test strips, and safe syringe access and disposal services.


How to become a registered Opioid Overdose Prevention Program

Community & Provider Training

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Grassroots Community Impact
Our partners at Friends of Recovery New York organize and lead a network of Recovery Community Organizations (RCOs). Coalitions are grassroots organizations that promote addiction prevention in local communities.

Educational Resources

Our latest public awareness campaign and podcast highlight addiction services and increase public education around addiction.