UTICA, N.Y. -- A recovering drug addict wants everyone to know that we all have the power to save a life.
The first of several county-sponsored "Narcan training sessions" took place Thursday at the Center for Family Life and Recovery.
Kevin Donovan is an overdose prevention coordinator for ACR Health. He spoke to a packed room about the local opioid crisis, and how Narcan can reverse an overdose.
Donovan says the more people carrying Narcan, the more people who will get a second chance.
“People are dying all around us. This is one thing you can do as a community member. you might not think you would encounter someone who might be overdosing but you actually could. it's a time sensitive issue. you could be the difference between life and death,” said Donovan.
Registration is not required but suggested as seating is limited. Please call the center to reserve a seat – the next sessions are:
• 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.