Someone overdoses in Cayuga County almost every day. Over 100 overdoses have been reported since the beginning of this year. About one-third were suspected to involve opioids. We have lost 8 lives so far this year. Fatal overdoses almost always involve opioids, more than one substance, and the synthetic and very deadly opioid fentanyl. In 2020, 40% of overdose deaths were linked to cocaine, mostly in combination with fentanyl.
The HEALing Communities team is ramping up efforts to distribute Narcan nasal spray through in-person events. We aim to create a stigma-free and safe environment for people to engage and learn about how they can protect themselves and others in case of an opioid overdose emergency. The next Narcan training and distribution event is scheduled for:
Saturday, June 19, 1-5 pm at Dunkin, 2 E Genesee Street, Auburn.
A free coffee and a free donut are included for the first 100 customers who get Narcan-trained.
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