- Mental Health
- Healing Cayuga
- Harm Reduction
- Naloxone (Narcan)
- Narcan Training Events
Narcan Training Events
Lifesaving, free Narcan distribution events
Overdose deaths have decreased in Cayuga County over the last two years by 43%. This development is very different from what other communities nationwide are facing, and it doesn’t happen by accident.
Healing Cayuga greatly expanded Narcan distribution in the county, which is believed to have contributed to the lower fatality numbers. In fact, PBS Newshour featured Cayuga County’s comprehensive Narcan distribution program in a segment on rural healthcare challenges.
Local data shows that in 2022, more overdose witnesses than first responders administered the first dose of Narcan at the scenes of overdoses and thereby helped save 37 lives.
Upcoming training events
The Healing Cayuga Team is going to be out and about again to train community members on Narcan and distribute this life-saving tool in neighborhoods, towns, and villages to combat overdose deaths. You can learn how to recognize an overdose and how to use Narcan in case of an overdose emergency at the following upcoming community training events:
Thursday, May 25 from 11 am to 4 pm at Cayuga County Office Building, 160 Genesee Street, Auburn
Friday, May 26 from 11 am to 4 pm at Dunkin, 2 East Genesee Street, Auburn
Thursday, June 1 from 12 to 4 pm at Brutus Town Clerk’s Office, 9021 N Seneca Street, Weedsport
Friday, June 2 from 11 am to 4 pm at Dom’s Grocery, 30 Orchard Street, Auburn
Wednesday, June 14 from 3 to 7 pm at the Owasco Farmers Market
Trainees will receive a free Narcan kit, fentanyl test strips, medication disposal pouches, and community resources, which are provided by the Opioid Overdose Prevention Program of the Cayuga County Community Mental Health Center. [Read full press release]
- PBS Newshour: Wider access to Narcan helps rural communities fight overdose deaths (4/2023)
- ABC News: Overdose survivor trains Auburn community on using Narcan (4/2023)
- CBS News: Healing Cayuga successfully fights back against opioid overdoses with Narcan trainings (4/2023)
- Julia Wilson: A teenager's account of using Narcan to save a life (12/2022)
- Monika Salvage: The importance of Narcan in times of fentanyl (5/2022)