O+ and a number of partners will offer instruction in administering Narcan, which temporarily reverses the effects of overdoses from opioids, on Saturday, Oct. 10 in the courtyard of the Old Dutch Church.
Register via Eventbrite for a 2 p.m. training with Samadhi, 2:45 p.m. training with New York National Guard Counterdrug Task Force and Catholic Charities of Orange, Sullivan and Ulster, or a 3:30 p.m. training with the National Guard and Family of Woodstock.
During this short, yet in-depth training (which will take place outdoors) participants will learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms of opioid overdose and how to administer Narcan (naloxone).
Participants will receive a Narcan nasal spray kit to always carry with them in case of an opioid overdose.
Why should one attend a Narcan training? Opioid-related deaths in Ulster County increased 171% in 2020 compared to the same period in 2019. This is a public health crisis and we all should do what we can to help.
Attendees are asked to wear a mask, BYO chair or blanket, and adhere to 6-foot social distancing.
The trainings are a partnership with the Old Dutch Church and HEALing Communities Study of the Ulster County Health Department.
Thanks to Ulster Savings Bank for sponsoring Narcan trainings for the community.