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Officials: NARCAN access helps slow overdoses in Cayuga County

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Cayuga County has seen a 43% decrease in overdose deaths over the past two years, according to Healing Cayuga, an organization dedicated to combating overdose fatalities and helping individuals overcome addiction. The distribution of Narcan within the community is believed to be a significant factor in this decline.

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Healing Cayuga will host four free Narcan training events to teach attendees how to identify an overdose and administer Narcan. Upon completing the training, participants will receive a Narcan kit, fentanyl test strips, medication disposal pouches, and a list of community resources supplied by the county’s mental health center.

So far this year, two overdose-related deaths have been reported in Cayuga County.

The following is a list of scheduled training events and their respective locations:

  • Thursday, April 13 from 11 am to 3 pm at Kinney Drugs, 62 Owasco Street, Auburn
  • Friday, April 14 from 11 am to 3 pm at Kinney Drugs, 187 State Street, Auburn
  • Sunday, April 30 from 1 to 4 pm at Brutus Town Clerk’s Office, 9021 N Seneca Street, Weedsport
  • Thursday, May 4 from 11 am to 3 pm at Dom’s Grocery, 30 Orchard Street, Auburn