2 important Narcan training sessions offered this week

The battle against opioid addiction continues to make headlines in New York State and here in the Hudson Valley. According to the state dashboard, the situation is improving but if you look at the information from the counties that make up the Hudson Valley, we still have some way to go.

In the various counties that make up the Mid-Hudson region on the New York State Department of Health’s website dashboard for opioid data, you can see progress in the opioid crisis, but you can also see that there are areas that have actually gotten worse. This is why community groups are so important.

New Paltz will host Narcan training

The New Paltz City Police Department has shared important information regarding Narcan events open to the public, along with a new community group and website available to help you 24/7/365. The New Paltz Opioid Prevention and Response Team (OOPRT) now has a website that is here to help. The New Paltz OOPRT is part of a larger group dedicated to bringing help to those in need.



Among the important services they offer is Narcan training. Narcan is an effective treatment for opioid overdoses and the New Paltz OOPRT will be offering training this week. On Wednesday, February 23, an in-person training session is offered from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Then on Friday, February 25, an online session via Zoom is offered from 1P to 2P.

If you are interested in Narcan training but are unable to attend these sessions, you can contact New Paltz OOPRT for other opportunities to learn this vital procedure.

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