Opioid Basics Information regarding prescription opioids, including fentanyl and heroin, overdose prevention and commonly used terms can be found at the following link.
Safer, More Effective Pain Management Living with chronic pain can be challenging. It is essential that you and your doctor discuss treatment options with all of the risks and benefits carefully considered. Some medications, such as prescription opioids, can help relieve pain in the short term but also come with serious risks and potential complications—and must be prescribed and used carefully.
Reports Opioid Poisoning, Overdose and Prevention 2015 Report to the Governor and NYS Legislature
Heroin Abuse Find resources related to Governor's Cuomo's Task Force to Combat Heroin, including treatment availability, paying for treatment, how to initiate conversations about opioid and heroin abuse, recognizing warning signs and symptoms and key steps to prevention.