Schenectady County residents have an opportunity to attend one of two free Narcan trainings in May designed to equip people with lifesaving treatment for opioid overdoses. When administered properly, Narcan — or naloxone — can reverse the effects of the narcotics. It has been instrumental in reducing the numbers of fatal overdoses related to opioids.
The Scotia-Glenville Central School District is partnering with the NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services to provide the training sessions for anyone in the county over age 18.
They will be held from 6-7 p.m. May 15 and May 23 in the Scotia-Glenville Middle School cafeteria. The school is located at 10 Prestige Parkway, Scotia, NY 12302.
Upon completion of Narcan training, kits will be provided to all participants. Trained individuals can also obtain replacement kits when they have been used or lost, or upon expiration. Those interested are asked to register at the link below so that there are a sufficient number of Narcan kits available at the training.
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