“I love New York. You can pop out of the Underworld in Central Park, hail a taxi, head down Fifth Avenue with a giant hellhound loping behind you, and nobody even looks at you funny.”
― Rick Riordan, New York Times bestselling author.
However, underneath its shiny exterior lies a darker, more sinister truth. New York City is home to countless tragic victims to the addiction crisis afflicting the nation, with numbers growing rapidly each year. Heroin, fentanyl, alcohol, cocaine and more prescription or street drugs are being abused regularly by its population. When compared to the national averages, New York’s rates of opioid overdose are noticeably higher.