The Oneida County Overdose Response Team issued precautions to reduce overdose risks during the holidays.
In the past seven days the Overdose Detection Mapping Application has identified 11 overdoses, four of which were fatalities. There have been eight total fatalities in the past 27 days.
The Overdose Repsonse Team says there are things families can do to help:
1. Call 2-1-1 or text 898-211 for crisis, treatment and Narcan resources.
2. Have Narcan available, and someone who can administer it, in case of an overdose.
3. Do not use drugs containing fentanyl. Fentanyl testing strips are available at ACR Health Syringe Exchange Program at 315-793-0661
4. Do not use drugs alone.
5. Do not share needles.
6. In the event of an overdose, call 911 immediately. Even if Narcan is available, it may require multiple doses to reverse an overdose.