Health Department recommends all New Yorkers carry naloxone as city sees record number of overdose deaths

The city’s Health Department is recommending that all New Yorkers start carrying naloxone, the overdose-reversing medication, and learn how to use it as the Big Apple’s opioid crisis causes a record number of deaths.

The call comes after more than 3,000 people died from overdoses in New York City in 2022, a 12% increase over 2021, according to new data released by the Health Department on Monday. That’s the largest number of fatal overdoses in one year in the city since at least 2000, when the city started recording the numbers.