Naloxone has been fundamental in the efforts to decrease rates of fatal overdoses. This training teaches first responders, likely opioid overdose witnesses and community members to understand, recognize, respond to and reverse suspected opioid overdoses using naloxone. Participants will learn ways to obtain free or low-cost naloxone for personal use. This training is modeled after the evidence-based SAMHSA Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit.
Training objectives include:
Who Should Attend:This interactive training is tailored for first responders or other likely witnesses to an opioid overdose.
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Thursday, June 27, 2019 from 6:00 – 7:30 PMCity of Oneida Public Library, 220 Broad Street, Oneida, NY 13421
Thursday, September 26, 2019 from 6:00 – 7:30 PMHamilton Public Library, 13 Broad Street, Hamilton, NY 13346
Thursday, December 19, 2019 from 6:00 – 7:30 PMChittenango Public Library, 101 Falls Boulevard, Chittenango, NY 13037
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Background: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) awarded states grants as part of the State Targeted Response (STR) to the opioid crisis. One of New York State’s initiatives as part of the grant focuses on addressing opioid overdose related fatalities in counties showing very high rates of overdose deaths and emergency department visits related to opioid use disorder. This initiative involves training thousands of first responders and other likely witnesses in these counties.
This training is provided by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS), in cooperation with the Central Region Addiction Resource Center.