Wherever OASAS has sited opioid treatment programs, we find more drug/alcohol-related arrests. Not only that: size matters. The larger the OASAS licensed opioid program, the more likely the community is to have high rates of drug/alcohol arrests.
As far back as April 2008, Community Board 10 of Central Harlem established a resolution calling for a moratorium on dumping social service facilities, supporting the “fair share” of these types of services throughout the city. Moratorium on Drug Treatment FacilitiesDownload Moratorium on Expansion of Central HarlemDownload