We all hope we never have to use it on someone, but it's a good idea to know how to administer Narcan.

Dutchess County is offering virtual Narcan training each month and to keep everyone safe they will be offered virtually and are free and open to the public.

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The training will explain what Narcan does, what to do if you suspect someone has overdosed, and how to properly administer it. Registration is required for this and the training sessions are about 40 minutes long. Individuals sign up will also receive a free can of Narcan.

After you register for a specific date, a video conference link will be sent to you and that link provides you with the training. You can also have private on-demand training through a video call or the telephone. These services can be scheduled if you email the Opioid Education Coordinator Lori Levine at llevine@dutchessny.gov or call (845-243-4428).

Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro put a statement out on the website saying, "Breaking through the stigma of addiction and mental health disorder continues to be a priority for Dutchess County, particularly during this difficult time. While the COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to change the way we operate, it has not distracted us from our focus of getting people the help they need. I encourage everyone to take advantage of these trainings and be prepared to perhaps save a life."

According to Dutchess County Government, the training days available to pick from are:

  • June 24th
  • July 22nd
  • August 26th
  • September 23rd
  • October 28th
  • November 25th
  • December 23rd

You can more information if you click on the link above or go to the Dutchess County Government Facebook page.


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