Someone overdoses in Cayuga County almost every day. In 2021, about one-third of overdoses were suspected to involve opioids. Fatal overdoses almost always involve opioids, more than one substance, and the synthetic and very deadly opioid fentanyl.
The Healing Cayuga team is ramping up efforts to distribute Narcan nasal spray through in-person events. Check back frequently for upcoming community Narcan training events.
Next Narcan Training: November 2nd in Cato
Overdoses don’t just happen in cities. In fact, when overdoses occur in rural areas, they are more likely to be fatal. Local 2022 data confirms this concerning trend for Cayuga County. Individuals who overdose in rural parts of the county are three times more likely to die from it. [Read full Press Release]