Recovering addict tells crowd 'we all have the power to save a life' at Narcan training

The first of several county-sponsored "Narcan training sessions" took place Thursday at the Center for Family Life and Recovery.

Posted: May 9, 2019 5:31 PM

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.

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