02 Sep Opioid Overdose Prevention Training
If someone is experiencing an overdose, Narcan (narloxone) can potentially reverse the effect of heroin or opioid overdose and prevent the person from dying. Due to the tremendous benefits and very low risks associated with Narcan, OASAS is currently working with the New York State Department of Health to ensure greater access in communities across New York State.
Governor Cuomo and OASAS have expanded training sessions at various Addiction Treatment Centers (ATCs) throughout the state that will educate participants on opioid overdose prevention. Participants will learn how to recognize an overdose, how to provide rescue breathing during an overdose and how to administer naloxone. Upon completion of the training, participants will be certified to administer naloxone and will receive a free naloxone rescue kit. These training sessions are free and open to the general public and first responders furthering the State’s efforts to help those struggling with opioid and heroin addiction.
To find a training session near you, please visit the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) website.
For more information regarding overdose prevention and Narcan, please visit the NYS Department of Health website.