Heroin and Opiate Resources



In order to help stem the tide of problems caused by the use of heroin and opiates we have created this public resource page.

If you or a family member are dealing with the impact of drugs or alcohol and need help or access to treatment contact Project SafePoint at 1-866-930-4999 (available 24 hours / 7 days per week).

Visit Project SafePoint for more information.

If you or someone you know are using Opiates which includes commonly prescribe medications such as hydrocodone, oxycodone, codeine, morphine, and fentanyl, please visit the following links to view information about Safe Opioid Use and dealing with chronic pain.

Patient Guide To Safe Opioid Use
Patient Guide To Dealing With Chronic Pain

It’s important to properly dispose of your opiate medication when they are no longer needed. See the guide below for disposal guidelines or dispose of them at the medication drop box located at the Schenectady County Sherriff’s Department.

Safe Drug Disposal Guidelines

For Physicians:

If you are a physician seeking guidance on opiate prescribing please visit the link below for guidance and additional resources.

US Surgeon General’s TurnTheTideRx


For Providers:

Please put the following one or both of the following flyers in your waiting rooms to increase the availability of help for individuals dealing with the impact of drugs and/or alcohol.

SafePoint Tear Off Flyer PDF

SafePoint PDF





Contact Info

Office of Community Services
797 Broadway, Suite 304
Schenectady, NY 12305
(518) 386-2218 (p)
(518) 386-2212 (f)