OSSINING, N.Y. – Communities That Care is offering Narcan training to help decrease the problems associated with increasing heroin use in the Hudson Valley.
The training will be held Thursday, Jan. 8, from 6-8 p.m. at the Ossining Public Library theater, 53 Croton Ave.
Naloxone, also known as Narcan, is a medication can help counteract the effects of an opiate overdose, according to Alice Joselow, Communities That Care coordinator.
“There is a push to get Narcan out into communities so that people can help reverse an opioid overdose by administering the antidote,” Joselow said in a press release.
“Most law enforcement personnel are already trained on how to administer Narcan. However, this training is focused on getting this antidote Narcan (in the form of a nasal spray) into the hands of people who may have friends or loved ones who are facing a battle with opioid addiction.”
State Sen. David Carlucci, D-Rockland-Westchester, is co-sponsoring the event. He represents the 38th District, which covers Ossining, Briarcliff Manor and Rockland County.
Registration is encouraged by calling Carlucci's office at 914-941-2041.
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