Free Naloxone Training Sessions Announced in NY

By Joe Gullo

Published 08/08 2014 11:27AM

Updated 08/08 2014 06:19PM

ALBANY, N.Y. - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced free naloxone training sessions in the state.

A press release says 12 New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Addiction Treatment Centers (ATCs) will offer training on how to recognize an overdose, wha to do during an overdose, how to provide rescue breathing during an overdose, and how to administer naloxone.

The training sessions are free and open to the general public and first responders.

“Overcoming heroin and opioid abuse requires the community to come together and be ready on every level, and naloxone is an important tool in this fight,” Governor Cuomo said. “Proper training will ensure safe and effective administration of the drug by families, community members and first responders on the front lines. I encourage everyone who can to sign up so that lives – many of them, young – may be spared.”

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