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SPRING 2024

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New Website Navigation

MATTERS has simplified its website navigation to make our services and resources more easily accessible. Explore treatment options, access harm reduction supplies, and learn more about topics surrounding opioid use disorder on our website!

NATCON 2024

St. Louis, MO

MATTERS collaborated with BestSelf Behavioral Health to present at NatCon2024 about the development of the Western New York 24/7 Addiction Treatment Hotline.

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NEW NETWORK PARTNERS

The MATTERS team has been busy onboarding new network partners to submit, receive, and support rapid referrals to treatment

Explore our current network partners on our interactive map.

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RX AND ILLICIT DRUG SUMMIT

Atlanta, GA

Our Outreach Manager, Phil McNamara, participated in a poster presentation on the MATTERS program at the Rx and Illegal Drug Summit 2024.

Learn how MATTERS can support your organization in addressing substance use disorders by visiting our website.

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Harm Reduction Highlights

Naloxone, commonly referred to as Narcan.

UPCOMING NARCAN TRAININGS

Buffalo, NY

MATTERS is leading two in-person Narcan (naloxone) trainings in May 2024.

Sign up today or schedule your own group training (in-person or virtual) on our website.

Schedule a training

HARM REDUCTION VENDING MACHINES

MATTERS has deployed 13 harm reduction vending machines across New York State. These machines contain free supplies like fentanyl test strips, xylazine test strips, and naloxone (commonly referred to as Narcan)

Find a vending machine near you by visiting our website or contacting MATTERS.

Find a machine near you

TEST STRIP DISTRIBUTION

MATTERS has distributed nearly 14 MILLION test strips to individuals and organizations across New York State!

Thank you to the New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS) for making this service possible.

Order test strips to be delivered directly to you or find them in a vending machine near you.

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News & Media

Gas Station Heroin

Tianeptine, also referred to as Gas Station Heroin, is an emerging risk for people who use drugs.

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PBS Series Feature

WNED/PBS highlighted MATTERS as a part of their educational series on the opioid crisis.

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EMS Buprenorphine

A simple change to state law could improve access to medication for addiction treatment.

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Meet Our Team

Bob Zielonka, MA

Role: Marketing Manager

Hometown: Buffalo, NY

What is your favorite aspect of the MATTERS program?

Helping to save the lives of those who are so often overlooked in society.

Favorite place to visit in New York?

The Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, NY!