REPORT: Health department’s heroin-fentanyl poster sparks anger from top City Council Republican

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New York City councilman Joe Borelli blasted the city’s health department on Friday for describing “safe” drug use as “empowering.”

“Don’t be ashamed you are using, be empowered that you are using safely,” a poster on the New York City subway quotes as testimony for overdose prevention. The poster, published by the NYC Department of Health, gives tips on using drugs safely.

The article goes on to state the following:

Advice includes using drugs in groups and testing drugs for fentanyl.


“No, @NYC Department of Health, heroin addiction is not empowering. This is the opposite of ‘harm reduction.’ This normalizes injecting deadly life-changing drugs,” Borelli wrote.

He added, “Does the MTA support encouraging riders to ‘take turns’ using heroin? I mean it literally says that. Will they remove this?””

According to the NYC Department of Health, “The presence of fentanyl in the New York City drug supply has dramatically increased the number of overdose deaths, and fentanyl is now the most common drug involved in overdose deaths. In 2020, 1,580 New Yorkers died from a fentanyl-involved overdose.”

Attorney Phil Holloway wrote, “This from the same NYC Department of Health that insists on masking toddlers….”


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10 COMMENTS

  1. NY went off the rails a long time ago ,please join California, Illinois and the rest of the blue country and succeed from the rest of us,it’s embarrassing we live in the same country…

  2. Just goes to prove they know nothing of addictions ! As a recovering addictions I will say you’ll eventually seek the peak. (The big one) At one time you fear OD but not no more got narrative it will bring you back.
    This whole situation is foolish !!!!

  3. What a bunch of idiots!!!!
    🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮
    Let’s get rid of the Americans so we can replace them with Illegals!!!!!

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