What if YOU witnessed an overdose?
Would you know what to do??
Naloxone is a prescription medication that can be given to someone who has overdosed on heroin, methadone or opioid painkillers like Vicondin and Oxycontin. It works by blocking the opioid receptors in the brain and it can keep someone alive until emergency help arrives. In New York doctors and organizations that participate in the New York State Opioid Overdose Prevention Program distribute Overdose Prevention Kits containing naloxone to anyone who takes the one hour training.
Naloxone Training in Rochester, NY
The following organizations in Rochester, NY are participants in the New York State Opioid Overdose Prevention Program. The training is free and takes about an hour. Upon completion of the training you will receive an Overdose Prevention Rescue Kit.
- URMCStrong Recovery, through University of Rochester Medical Center, offers training once per month. Call (585) 275-1829 for information. Read the article in the Democrat & Chronicle
- TrilliumTrillium Health offers training at their main location, and also via their mobile unit. The training is scheduled based on demand. Call (585) 275-1829 for information.
- NorrisThe John L. Norris Addiction Treatment Center offers training approximately every two months. Call (585) 275-1829 for information.
- See the full directory of program participants in NYS