Fentanyl Crisis

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Fentanyl is saturating the illicit drug market in New York City, bringing with it a public health crisis unseen in our community's history. SNP and our partners in law enforcement and health care are committed to driving down overdose death rates and developing effective approaches to confronting the opioid epidemic. Together, we can put an end to the devastation wrought by fentanyl.

Fentanylkills.nyc - SNP has created a public service announcement and prevention campaign highlighting the increased presence of fentanyl in New York City’s illicit drug market and alerting the public to the heightened risk of overdose death.

Fentanyl Fact Sheet - Did you know that fatal drug overdoses in New York City reached an all-time high of 1,374 in 2016, with 44% involving fentanyl? That as little as 2 milligrams of fentanyl can be lethal?

Fentanylkills Brochure - Learn more about fentanyl, where it can be found, the damage it's doing, and what you can do to help spread the word and turn the crisis around.

Combatheroin.ny.gov - New York State has recently sponsored a public information campaign, “Hidden Fentanyl Kills,” educating New Yorkers on the dangers of fentanyl. This resource provides information for family and friends who may suspect a loved one is experiencing an overdose and first responders who deal with overdoses in their work, and contains resources regarding the fentanyl crisis in New York state.