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September, 7 2022 | 4:51 AM | Daily Beast

How Bots Can Prevent Opioid Overdoses Before They Happen

 Staten Island has a drug problem. Opioid overdose deaths in the New York City borough are 170 percent higher than the national average. While fentanyl is responsible for the majority of deaths, it’s not the only substance to blame. Overprescribing opioids has contributed to the crisis, as well as the fact that addiction service providers have been spread too thinRead More.

July, 7 2022 | 4:08 PM | SILive

Schumer to push for $3.2B from feds for opioid prevention, treatment, recovery as COVID exacerbates drug crisis 

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – At a time when the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has exacerbated Staten Island’s drug crisis, Majority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer wants to increase funding for opioid and substance misuse by $3.2 billion. Read More.

June 3, 2022 | 9:57 PM | CNA

Settlement funds to combat opioid crisis in the US | Video 

A number of pharmaceutical companies in the US have been forced to settle claims related to a deadly opioid epidemic. Experts have linked the crisis to prescription practices in the country. In the second of this two-part series, William Denselow looks at efforts to change those practices and how settlement funds could be used to help people struggling with addiction. Read More.

Spring 2022 | Spectrum

MIT Sloan Health Systems Initiative Applies Analytics to the Opioid Crisis

MORE THAN 100,000 AMERICANS DIED FROM DRUG OVERDOSES between May 2020 and April 2021—setting the record for a single year. Most were opioid overdoses, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. On Staten Island, the statistics are especially grim: historically, the area has suffered the highest rate of unintentional opioid deaths out of New York City’s five boroughs and double the rate of the United States overall, with 28.7 unintentional overdoses per 100,000 people each year. Read More.

November 11, 2021 | Government Technology

Staten Island, N.Y., Predicts Opioid Overdoses With AI



(TNS) — Two days after leaving a treatment facility, Staten Island native Samuel Grunlund, 27, died of a fentanyl-related overdose. Read more.

November 23, 2021 | 11:59 PM | CBS New York

Staten Island family advocating for new artificial intelligence program that aims to prevent drug overdoses

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — So many families have felt the
pain of losing a loved one to a drug overdose, and now, new
artificial intelligence technology is being used to help prevent
such tragedies. Read More

November 10, 2021 | 5:22 PM |

‘Hotspotting the Opioid Crisis’:
Here’s how artificial intelligence
will identify those at-risk for
an overdose

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Two days after leaving a treatment facility, Staten Island native Samuel Grunlund, 27, died of a fentanyl-related overdose. Read More

March 20, 2019 | MetroFocus

A Handle on Heroin

Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a medical group on Staten Island have partnered on a groundbreaking approach to treating heroin addiction. Watch on YouTube