County schedules Narcan training sessions

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Four sessions of free training on using the opiate-overdose drug Narcan have been scheduled for June in Utica, Oneida County announced:

June 11 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at CFLR, 502 Court St.

June 17 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at CFLR, 502 Court St.

June 20 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties at 2608 Genesee St. (targeting business leaders, library staff and convenience stores)

June 27 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at CFLR, 502 Court St.

There are a total of 266 Oneida County employees signed up so far for a multitude of Narcan training sessions also taking place in June at various county facilities.

Narcan is administered as an injection or nasal spray and can temporarily reverse an overdose. The effects of Narcan begin two to five minutes after the medication is administered.

The community Narcan training sessions are free and open to the public. Registration is not required, but suggested, as seating is limited. Call CFLR to reserve a seat at 315-733-1709 or visit www.whenthereshelpthereshope.com.

Free Narcan training sessions offered by Oneida County and its partners have resulted in 108 people learning how to administer the life-saving drug to those experiencing an opiate overdose.

Three community sessions conducted by ACR Health and the Center for Family Life and Recovery on April 29, May 9 and May 17 saw 53 people trained, and a series of sessions on May 13 resulted in 55 Oneida County employees being trained.

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