Free Nar­can train­ing planned for Nov. 9

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - COMMUNITY -

Free Nar­can train­ing will be given at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 9 in the Ac­cord Fire House, 22 Main St.

The train­ing is spon­sored by Ul­ster County Leg­is­la­tor Ron­ald G. Lapp Jr., Dr. Ray­mond Har­vey of the In­sti­tute for Fam­ily Health and Marie Shul­tis, di­rec­tor of Awar­ness Inc.

Nar­can, the generic name of which is nalox­one, is used for emer­gency treat­ment of opi­oid over­doses and has been cred­ited with sav­ing many lives when used by first re­spon­ders.

Ev­ery­one in at­ten­dance Nov. 9 will be given a Nar­can kit and taught how to use it in an emer­gency.

In a press re­lease, Lapp, a for­mer po­lice of­fi­cer, said he has seen the growing heroin and opi­oid cri­sis in Ul­ster County and sup­ports the county Coali­tion Against Nar­cotics’ rec­om­men­da­tion re­gard­ing the train­ing of first re­spon­ders and the pub­lic.

To sign up for the train­ing, email ucawar­nesspro­gram@gmail.com.

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