Naloxone, the life-saving medication that reverses overdose, must be available at no-cost in every home, in every prison and carried by every first responder. Public dispensers of Naloxone must be installed on every corner in America.
Overdose Prevention Centers, needle exchange, and drug checking services provide lifesaving medical resources and access to treatment for those who are ready. Two in New York City saved nearly 700 lives in a single year—we need them across the country!
All barriers to prescribe MAT, like methadone and buprenorphine, must be removed. MAT must be made affordable to all people with Opioid Use Disorder in and out of prison.
Evidence-based treatment is a vital step toward repairing harm. Government funding for the overdose crisis must no longer be diverted into law enforcement or used to fund abstinence-based treatment models.