Funding for futures: Overdose prevention centers need funding to save lives

Funding for futures: Overdose prevention centers need funding to save lives

May 23, 2022 by New York Daily News

Key Facts

  • Almost 300 times since the nation’s first two officially sanctioned overdose prevention centers opened in Upper Manhattan late last year, an overdose in progress that could easily have ended with the death of a New Yorker was instead reversed by trained staff member.
  • As with overdose prevention centers worldwide, including Vancouver’s pioneering Insite facility, in operation for almost two decades, there has not been a single death at the dual facilities run by nonprofit OnPoint.
  • This sadly cannot be said for the streets, subway stations, parks, and other locations where drug users went before the centers opened, and where they still go when the centers are not available.
  • Save more lives.

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