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Schenectady County to Host Free Community Naloxone Training

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Schenectady County Public Health Services (SCPHS) is hosting a free naloxone training and information session for community members on Thursday, May 23, 2024.

SCPHS is hosting a series of in-person trainings and information sessions throughout 2024 to empower community members with the knowledge and skills to address opioid overdose effectively. These sessions provide valuable education on recognizing the signs of overdose, preventative measures, and the administration of Naloxone, equipping attendees with life-saving techniques and access to essential resources in combating opioid-related emergencies. Participants will receive a free naloxone kit and fentanyl/xylazine test strips upon completion of the training.

“Learning to use naloxone can save lives during an opioid overdose,” said Schenectady County Legislator Michelle Ostrelich, Chair of the Health, Housing & Human Services Committee. “Schenectady County hosts free training, both in-person and online, along with free naloxone kits, to ensure our community members have the tools and knowledge they need to respond effectively in emergencies.”

Date: Thursday, May 23, 2024

Time: 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Location: McChesney Room at the Hon. Karen B. Johnson (Central) Library, 99 Clinton Street in Schenectady

Schenectady County residents who are unable to attend the in-person training session can access an online version at Free Naloxone kits are available from SCPHS for those who complete the training online.