Oneida County offering free Narcan training

It's a drug administered by injection or nasal spray and can temporarily reverse an overdose of an opioid.

Posted: May 3, 2019 3:06 PM

UTICA, N.Y. -- In the hopes of saving lives, Oneida County has introduced free Narcan training.

It's a drug administered by injection or nasal spray and can temporarily reverse an overdose of an opioid. The effects of Narcan begin within two to five minutes.

Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente says the importance of training people in using Narcan cannot be overlooked.

All of the training sessions are free and open to the public at the Center for Family Life and Recovery in Utica.

Registration is not required but suggested as seating is limited. Please call the center to reserve a seat – the first session is on May 9.

• May 9 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
• May 17 from noon to 1 p.m.
• June 11 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
• June 17 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The training sessions are free and open to the public. Registration is not required but suggested as seating is limited. Please call CFLR to reserve a seat at 315-733-1709 or visit their website. 

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