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Narcan training hosted by Schenectady County Public Health on December 21st

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SCHENECTADY – Schenectady County Public Health Services is hosting a free Naloxone or Narcan, training and information session in Schenectady Thursday, Dec. 21 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The session will be held at the Hon. Karen B. Johnson (Central) Library, 99 Clinton St., in the McChesney Room.

According to Schenectady County, there has been a surge in overdoses recently and increased awareness and intervention in the community is a need.

“Learning to use naloxone is crucial, especially now, as it’s the most risky time for drug-related incidents,” said Schenectady County Legislator Michelle Ostrelich, Chair of the Health, Housing & Human Services Committee. “We provide free training, both in-person and online, to make it easy for everyone to help save lives.”

Those who are unable to attend the in-person training session can access an online version. Free Naloxone kits are available from SCPHS for those who complete the training online.

View another video of training from our previous coverage here.

A previous Narcan training video from Saratoga County:

Join us in this important training session to learn how to administer Naloxone and potentially save a life. The recent surge in overdoses in our community makes it crucial for everyone to be equipped with the knowledge and tools to intervene in such situations. Let’s come together to make a difference and combat the opioid crisis.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Wow, this training is so important for our community’s well-being. Thank you Schenectady County Public Health for organizing it! #SaveLives

  2. Narcan training is a crucial step in promoting community safety and saving lives. Thank you, Schenectady County Public Health, for organizing this event.

  3. Disagree with bad punctuation and grammar: Great initiative! Ensuring access to Narcan training is essential for community safety and preventing overdose deaths. Well done, Schenectady County Public Health!

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