Insight House will hold Narcan training in light of recent overdoses

The training session will be held on April 10 from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Whitesboro Street location in Utica.

Posted: Mar 26, 2019 1:09 PM

UTICA, N.Y. -- The Insight House is offering free Narcan training to the public in light of the recent influx of heroin overdoses in Oneida County.

The training session will be held on April 10 from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Whitesboro Street location in Utica.

A total of 21 overdoses were reported over a span of 10 days in the county, 5 of which resulted in deaths. 

Naloxone (Narcan) is a medicine that blocks the effects of opioids and reverses an overdose.

People who complete the training will learn how to use the drug, and will receive a free rescue kit.

Seating will be limited, to reserve a spot call 315-724-5168, extension 238.

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