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Ossining's Communities That Care Offers Narcan Training

Ossining’s Communities That Care is offering Narcan training to help decrease the problems associated with increasing heroin use in the Hudson Valley.
Ossining’s Communities That Care is offering Narcan training to help decrease the problems associated with increasing heroin use in the Hudson Valley. Photo Credit: Communties That Care.

OSSINING, N.Y. – Communities That Care is offering Narcan training to help decrease the problems associated with increasing heroin use in the Hudson Valley.

The training will be held Thursday, Jan. 8, from 6-8 p.m. at the Ossining Public Library theater, 53 Croton Ave.

Naloxone, also known as Narcan, is a medication can help counteract the effects of an opiate overdose, according to  Alice Joselow, Communities That Care coordinator.

“There is a push to get Narcan out into communities so that people can help reverse an opioid overdose by administering the antidote,” Joselow said in a press release.

“Most law enforcement personnel are already trained on how to administer Narcan. However, this training is focused on getting this antidote Narcan (in the form of a nasal spray) into the hands of people who may have friends or loved ones who are facing a battle with opioid addiction.”

State Sen. David Carlucci, D-Rockland-Westchester, is co-sponsoring the event. He represents the 38th District, which covers Ossining, Briarcliff Manor and Rockland County.

Registration is encouraged by calling Carlucci's office at 914-941-2041.

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