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Posted on: June 17, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Save a Life, Get Training on Naloxone (Narcan)

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:

  • to increase understanding and awareness of fatal overdoses related to opioids and the impact within the community
  • to identify risk factors for an overdose
  • to be able to recognize a suspected overdose
  • to be able to identify the five essential steps for first responders as outlined in the SAMHSA Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit in the event of an overdose
  • to be able to correctly use naloxone to save lives
  • to understand how to access the Naloxone Co-payment Assistance Program (NCAP) to obtain free or low-cost naloxone.

Who Should Attend:
This interactive training is tailored for first responders or other likely witnesses to an opioid overdose.

Why Attend:

  •  to become part of the solution to solving the opioid issue in the community
  •  to learn how to save a life during an overdose situation
  •  to receive education on crucial information related to opioids and the surrounding community



Thursday, June 27, 2019 from 6:00 – 7:30 PM
City of Oneida Public Library, 220 Broad Street, Oneida, NY 13421

Thursday, September 26, 2019 from 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Hamilton Public Library, 13 Broad Street, Hamilton, NY 13346

Thursday, December 19, 2019 from 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Chittenango Public Library, 101 Falls Boulevard, Chittenango, NY 13037

For More Information and to Register Today, Contact: Lauren Davie, Project Coordinator at: (315) 697-3947 or

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.

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