New York City is the epicenter of the opioid crisis.
That’s thanks to New York State, which has the second-highest overdose rate in the country after California.
But while New York is the heart of the epidemic, a lot of other cities are in the middle of the fight.
The city is in the midst of a fight to curb the spread of fentanyl, a synthetic opioid that is believed to be linked to overdoses in a large number of people.
But even with New York’s aggressive efforts, the opioid problem is spreading quickly and the state is scrambling to get the message across.
New York’s opioid epidemic New York has a growing problem with opioid-related deaths.
In February, New York reported the third-highest number of opioid-induced deaths per capita in the nation.
The state recorded 864 opioid-injury deaths in the first quarter of 2018, according to data compiled by the New York Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
That is more than twice the 526 opioid-involved deaths recorded in the same period in 2017, according the report.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and other officials have touted the city’s efforts to combat the opioid pandemic and say it’s the only major city that’s successfully eradicated fentanyl and other opioid-based drugs.
They have also pledged to keep fighting for a more humane and compassionate drug policy.
“There is a big need to reduce the amount of opioids being consumed, which is why we have taken action to make it easier for doctors to prescribe opioids,” de Blasio said in a speech last month.
But de Blasio’s pledge to curb opioid abuse doesn’t seem to have stopped a deadly epidemic that has swept through New York, and is fueling drug abuse and overdose deaths across the city.
New Yorkers are using heroin, fentanyl and prescription opioids to treat a number of ailments, including chronic pain, anxiety and depression.
The number of overdoses in the city is growing, and New York officials say it could be even worse.
In the past year, New Yorkers have been hospitalized for overdoses, according a survey by the city Department of Investigation.
Overdoses and the overdose death rate have increased in recent years in the area surrounding Times Square, which hosts the Big Apple’s main shopping district.
The borough has seen an increase in the number of deaths involving fentanyl-related drugs and heroin, which are becoming increasingly common in New York.
Fentanyl-related drug deaths have increased over the past two years, the New England Journal of Medicine reports.
According to the study, fentanyl-induced drug deaths increased by 24 percent between December and February of 2018.
The study authors say this is the first time the rate has exceeded 10,000 opioid-drug overdose deaths a year.
In addition, the city has been accused of failing to protect the public from fentanyl and related drugs, with police often failing to enforce the law when they believe an overdose may have taken place.
Some local law enforcement agencies have been understaffed, with officers often taking more time off than needed, said De Blasio.
The mayor has also been accused by the NYPD of ignoring the opioid issue and letting the problem grow.
A survey of police officers in New Jersey found that officers are concerned that fentanyl and opioid-infused drugs are making their jobs harder, and are using them as a way to survive, New Jersey Public Radio reported.
Last year, more than 1,000 New Jersey officers tested positive for the drug, the state’s largest overdose crisis in a decade, according in the report by the State Patrol.
The New Jersey Office of Chief Medical Examiner said that some officers were using fentanyl and heroin as an alternative to prescription painkillers to treat their chronic pain.
The New York Police Department, which operates the largest police force in the United States, has been criticized for failing to keep tabs on the fentanyl and opioids being trafficked throughout the state.
It has been under federal scrutiny for its failure to enforce laws against the drugs.
Many law enforcement officers in other cities have been using fentanyl as a substitute for painkillers.
But there are many reasons why the drug is being used in New England, said Andrew Krieger, director of the New Jersey State Police.
“The drugs that are being used to replace painkillers have very strong addictive properties and they’re not being used medically, which means they’re being used for a criminal purpose,” Kriegers said.
As a result, police officers and other officers in the New Hampshire state police force have been prescribing fentanyl and oxycodone for several years, according Kriegers.
“I think that in some cases, it’s being misused,” he said.
“You’re seeing officers doing it with the intent to get opioids and opioids to other people, and it’s a huge problem.
The public is losing control.”