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CFLR reminds help available amid continued climb in opioid overdoses

Posted 9/7/22

In response to the New York State Department of Health’s recent warning about an increase in opioid overdoses and the spike alert for Oneida County, the Center for Family Life and Recovery …

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CFLR reminds help available amid continued climb in opioid overdoses

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UTICA — In response to the New York State Department of Health’s recent warning about an increase in opioid overdoses and the spike alert for Oneida County, the Center for Family Life and Recovery reminds the public that help is available.

According to the state Department of Health, these overdoses are likely linked to fentanyl, a powerful opioid that is often added to other drugs like heroin, as well as, cocaine, crystal methamphetamine and illicitly manufactured pills, including benzodiazepines and other psychostimulants like Molly and MDMA.

Nearly half of all overdose deaths in New York now involve fentanyl, the CFLR announcement said.

The State Department of Health is encouraging providers and the public to take advantage of a new standing order, allowing New Yorkers to get naloxone without a prescription.

Individuals interested can also attend a brief CFLR training session on how to look for the signs of an overdose, how to administer naloxone and how to receive a kit once trained.

The following training sessions are free and open to the public and CFLR’s EAP companies:

In-person training

  • Thursday, Sept. 15, 11 a.m., CFLR Utica office, 502 Court St.;
  • Wednesday, Sept. 21, 1:30 to 2:30 walk-in or 3 p.m. sit down class at the CLFR Rome office, 201 W. Dominick St.

Virtual Drop training

  • Wednesday, Sept. 21, 11 a.m. The link can be found online at https://www.whenthereshelpthereshope.com/calendar/ or those interested can call 315-733-1709 for the link.

Other services

Additionally, CLFR has several other services to help prevent overdose, to help families affected by addiction, and assist those in active addiction to seek help and recovery services. Center for Family Life and Recovery’s vision is to be a leader in creating a world where people have the power to achieve and celebrate recovery. To learn more about CFLR services, visit its website www.whenthereshelpthereshope.com or call 315-733-1709.

Along with supporting individuals and families struggling with addiction and recovery, mental health, and behavioral issues, CFLR’s goal is to inspire hope, provide help, promote wellness and transform lives.

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