Schenectady Substance Abuse Coalition/Narcan Training
The Schenectady County Substance Abuse Coalition is a coalition of Schenectady County community agencies working together to combat substance abuse issues in our County. The mission of the Schenectady County Substance Abuse Coalition is “to prevent substance abuse and promote mental, emotional and behavioral health”.
Opioid Issues- NARCAN Training:
What is Naloxone (Narcan)?
Naloxone can reverse an overdose due to opioids (Heroin or common prescription pain medications such as hydrocodone and oxycodone). This life saving drug has been the standard treatment for opioid overdose since the 1960s and has saved millions of lives. Naloxone is able to replace the opiate receptors of the brain allowing for the person to start breathing again.
Any person who is interested can get trained to save a life. Trainings can be arranged through Project Safepoint.
They can be reached directly at (518) 449-3581 to request training or contact the Office of Community Services for assistance. Project Safepoint staff members have provided this training to individuals and small groups throughout the region, whether they are drug users, families, self-help groups, community agencies, task forces, or others. Help save lives and take part in an Overdose Prevention Training program.