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East Harlem »

A new art gallery features the work of recovering addicts in East Harlem. 

Forest Hills »

There have been at least nine overdoses in the community so far this year, one rabbi said.

Pleasant Plains »

Dealers have tweaked the chemical makeup of fentanyl to create new analogs and avoid harsher charges.

New Dorp »

Narcan will get to the city faster under a deal that streamlines the ordering process, officials said.

St. George »

Five other people overdosed in the borough but were saved by naloxone, officials said.

Willowbrook »

Fentanyl, original used for end-of-life patients, was linked to 44 percent of overdoses in the city.

South Beach »

A Columbia University study found that areas with the most overdoses have the least access to services.

Randall's Island »

The center is for women with children, young women and adults 55 and older.

Great Kills »

Kevin Parker, 30, nearly died of an overdose after being prescribed pain medication.

St. George »

The Next Step Resource and Recovery Center opened at 26 Bay St.

West Brighton »

The "Relay" program will fund trained peer workers to give support for overdose patients.

Arden Heights »

The majority of fatal overdose cases started via prescribed pills from doctors, prosecutors said.

Rockaway Beach »

Dr. Janie Simmons has spent decades researching overdose prevention and is spearheading the program.

Jackson Heights »

The suspect handed a note over inside CVS Pharmacy on Northern Boulevard.

Morris Park »

The crew was selling heroin, cocaine and marijuana in The Bronx for seven years, officials said.