Anti-Overdose Medication Could Help Treat the Opioid Crisis

It was as if a lifetime’s worth of experience had led 52-year-old Stephen Weltsek to one moment last winter: In an East New York homeless shelter bathroom a young man passed out with a needle in his arm and Weltsek, coming upon him, knew just what to do.

It was a drug overdose, and Weltsek was equipped to help, something advocates are urging for more New Yorkers as the city confronts an opioid crisis.