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MATTERS offers several supports to help people who use drugs (PWUD) get linked to the services they need.
Explore the resources below to get help now.

Get Help

MATTERS partners with several virtual treatment providers to improve access to care for substance use disorder. Select one of the options below to make an appointment.

You will receive an evaluation, medication prescription (as applicable), and referral to outpatient treatment for follow-up.

MATTERS distributes free harm reduction supplies to individuals and organizations across New York State, including fentanyl test strips and xylazine test strips.

Order free harm reduction supplies via direct mail using the resources below or click here to find a harm reduction vending machine near you and get supplies faster.

Request free drug test strips

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Find Narcan near you

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If you are in crisis, call 911 or connect to supports using a helpline below. Need help with something else? Call us at 765-MATTERS (628-8377)!

24-Hour National Addiction Helpline



National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline



Resources Near Me

Find regional resources for food, shelter, clothing, transportation, and mental health by clicking on the map below.

Just Discharged?

What Now?

Were you just discharged with a MATTERS referral and curious about what happens next? Watch this video as the MATTERS team breaks down- step by step- what to expect next.

Were you prescribed buprenorphine?

Click here for instructions