Opioid crisis in Staten Island affects all races and socioeconomic backgrounds

Contrary to media reports, the opioid epidemic on Staten Island is not confined to affluent young white residents, and affects all neighborhoods, races, ages, and socioeconomic backgrounds. The study is published in a report titled, “Staten Island Needs Assessment: Opioid Addiction Prevention and Treatment Systems of Care.” The findings were presented at a press conference by the District Attorney’s Office for Staten Island.