Preventing heroin overdoses

Heroin Use Surges
1:08 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

Heroin Overdoses Continue to Affect Communities Across CNY

Heroin use, abuse and overdoses all too common in CNY.

  With 2,000 reported heroin-related deaths in New York State in 2011, the nationwide heroin problem is becoming an epidemic. This epidemic is affecting both the city of Syracuse and its neighboring suburbs.

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ACR IS STATE CERTIFIED TO RUN TRAINING PROGRAM
2:26 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

ACR Health in Syracuse to Offer Training and Kits to Prevent Fatal Overdoses on Opiates and Heroin.

This kit and medicine will be offered through training at ACR to assist people and providers dealing with an overdosed person.
Credit Keegan Tatum / WAER News

Local ambulances and hospitals in Onondaga County have had access to a reversal agent that stops the effects of heroin and opiate pain killers to prevent overdoses for about a month. Now, through a grant, ACR Health in Syracuse is offering training programs for people to get legally trained to administer the drug in the event someone they know is overdosing.

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