GENESEO, N.Y., Sept. 12, 2023 – The Livingston County Department of Health, in partnership with CASA-Trinity, is providing training and educational materials designed to help mitigate opioid-related overdoses and potentially save lives.
The training, which will take place from 10-11 a.m. on September 21 inside the Building One Conference Center at 1 Murray Hill Road, Mount Morris, N.Y. 14510, will educate participants on the proper way to administer Naloxone, or Narcan, which is a federally-approved drug that can quickly reverse the devastating impacts of an opioid-related overdose.
"This training will help save lives in our community,” said Jennifer Rodriguez, Livingston County’s Public Health Director. “We know that the more widely distributed this medication is, the more fatal overdoses we can prevent. Education is power and, in this case, education has the power to save lives."
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 80,000 people died in 2021 as a result of an overdose with close to 88 percent of those deaths involving synthetic opioids. In total, more than one million people have died since 1999 from a drug overdose caused by prescription opioids, heroin, fentanyl and other synthetic drugs.
Studies have found that bystanders were present in more than one-in-three overdoses involving opioids. With training on how to properly administer Naloxone, Livingston County is taking a forward-thinking, innovative approach to reducing overdose statistics by empowering residents to potentially save a life.
Learn more about the various programs and services offered within the County by visiting the Livingston County Department of Health’s website.
About Livingston County:
Founded in 1821, Livingston County, N.Y., is home to more than 61,000 residents in 17 towns located across 631 square miles of the Finger Lakes region.
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