This week members of the Auburn Police Department and Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office initiated investigations into two apparent overdose deaths within the County.
Officials say in the last month, area law enforcement agencies have responded to what appear to be seven fatalities with a link to substance abuse and numerous non-fatal overdoses as well.
Auburn Police Chief Shawn Butler and Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck are reminding the community that there are services available now to help those struggling with addiction. “If you or someone you know needs help, try and find an online support group and stay connected to your health care provider,” they said.
Also the following providers and training can help those struggling find a path to recovery:
– Nick’s Ride 4 Friends. Addiction peer services. Contact Joel at 315-246-6485 for more information.
– Confidential Help for Alcohol and Drugs (CHAD). Addiction services. Taking new patients, also able to do video visits and telephone visits. 315-253-9786.
– Syracuse Recovery Services (SRS). Addiction services. Taking new patients, also able to
do video and telephone visits. 315-282-5351.
– East Hill Medical Center. Providing primary care services, including Adult Medicine, Pediatrics, and Behavioral Health. Taking new patients, offering video and telephone visits. 315-253-8477.
– Cayuga Counseling Services. Behavior Health Services. Taking new patients, also able to do video and telephone visits. 315-253-9795.
– Cayuga County Mental Health, Behavior Health Services. Taking new patients, also able to do video and telephone visits. 315-253-0341.
– Learn to be a first responder in an opiate overdose emergency. Become Narcan trained online and receive free Narcan. Go to www.cayugacounty.us/narcan.
Last month, Sheriff Schenck sat down with FingerLakes1.com to discuss the matter. Check out last month’s Daily Debrief on the subject below: