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.

What is Naloxone (Narcan)?

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

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.

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.

Find Treatment

Find treatment on Staten Island that works for you with the Staten Island Behavioral Health Resource Guide.

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.

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.

Kitchen Table Tool Kit

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.

Stop Prescription Drug Misuse

Protect your children. Use these resources to learn the facts about prescription drug misuse and how to prevent misuse early on.

Become a Certified Peer

Peers provide support and guidance to people on their journey to recovery. These trainings will help you learn how to become a certified peer.

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.

Safe Disposal of Controlled Substances

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

Nueva Esperanza, Nueva Vida con OASAS

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.