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urge Governor Kathy Hochul to authorize Overdose prevention

The nation’s first sanctioned Overdose Prevention Centers (OPCs), located in New York City, have already saved over 600 lives since opening last November. Unfortunately, because OPCs are awaiting state authorization, this life saving approach remains unavailable to the vast majority of people who need it. 17 New Yorkers are dying from overdose every day. That’s why we’re pushing for the authorization of Overdose Prevention Centers across New York state. Please join us by urging Governor Kathy Hochul to take executive action to authorize OPCs immediately!

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The MAT Act has been passed!

Thanks to the hard work of our allies at People’s Action and the support of activists and organizers across the country, The MAT Act was passed at the end of 2022. We appreciate the added support of our followers

What is the
Overdose Crisis?

In 2021, drug overdose deaths in the US hit a record high of 107,600. That’s an increase of 15 percent from the previous year, following a rise of nearly 30 percent from the year before. The simultaneous COVID-19 pandemic has only further exacerbated existing hazards and barriers facing drug users. More than 932,000 deaths since 1999 have been attributed to drug overdoses, which are now one of the leading causes of death in the U.S.

Although P.A.I.N speaks out against the Sacklers’ predatory marketing of OxyContin, it’s vital to recognize that a vast majority of overdose deaths are a result of an unpredictable drug supply contaminated by a variety of substances—most notably, illicitly manufactured fentanyl.

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