The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) announced that it will conduct a series of free naloxone training sessions to be held across the state. The trainings are supported by a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
During the sessions, participants will learn how to recognize, respond to, and reverse an opioid overdose using naloxone.
“Individuals and families who experience the tragedy of an overdose can save lives by being trained and prepared,” said Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, Co-Chair of the Heroin and Opioid Task Force. “These naloxone training sessions are vital for people to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose. As someone who has been trained to administer naloxone, it’s a simple process but has the potential to save a life. That’s why I encourage people to take advantage of these opportunities to learn the proper protocol. We are ensuring New Yorkers have the resources and education they need to prevent another loss from the opioid epidemic.”
“Naloxone has helped thousands of people across New York State, and these trainings are an important way that we can help more people learn how to use this medication,” OASAS Commissioner Arlene González-Sánchez said. “With events like this, we are giving people the tools they need to save lives and make a difference in their communities.”
The training will take place in the Community Room at the library on October 5 from 10 am until 11:30 am. Please call the library at (315) 986-5932 to register your attendance at this vital program.