Ninety-one Americans die of an opiate overdose every day. Narcan, or naloxone, is a fast-acting treatment that can reverse the effects of an overdose. All first-responders carry it, but often, they arrive too late. For this reason, training programs for potential overdose witnesses have sprung up. Two will be held locally this November.
New Paltz: The Town of New Paltz will be holding a narcan training on Wednesday, November 1 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the New Paltz Rescue Squad, located at 74 North Putt Corners Road. Everyone who participates will walk out with their own kit. It’s free and it’s fast.
For information about the training, contact Community Education Coordinator Phoenix Kawamoto at (845) 256-5014.
Saugerties: Saugerties police will offer a training program Monday, Nov. 20 from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Senior Center, 207 Market St. As in New Paltz, participants will receive a free rescue it.
For more information and to register call Chief of Police Joseph Sinagra at (845) 246-9800 or Skip Zimmerman at (518) 485-0757, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, Skip.Zimmerman@oasas.ny.gov, or OpioidSTR.email@example.com.