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Naloxone (Narcan) Training

Naloxone imageDrug overdose is a serious public health concern and opioid-related overdose has increased as a health threat. A life-saving law took effect on April 1, 2006, making it legal in New York State for non-medical persons to administer Naloxone to another individual to prevent an opioid/heroin overdose from becoming fatal. All registered opioid overdose programs are furnished Naloxone (Narcan) by the NYSDOH. It is a prescription medicine that reverses an overdose by blocking heroin (or other opioids) in the brain for 30 to 90 minutes.


You and/or your organization can be trained to administer Naloxone! There are several agencies within Onondaga County that offer Naloxone Trainings including ACR Health

Please reference the Community Training Calendar to see when and where you can get trained to administer Naloxone.

If you are interested in being trained, please send an email to:
NaloxoneTraining@Ongov.net or call 315-435-3280.


Click Here to Sign Up for a Community Training SessionThe Onondaga County Health Department offers community Naloxone Training. To register for one of our community sessions please click the following button:


Concerned about potential legal consequences of administering Naloxone?


    Good Samaritan Law:

Why should you care about the 911 Good Samaritan Law?

• The law empowers YOU to save a person’s life. 

• The law encourages anyone to call 911 when they see or experience a drug or alcohol overdose.

Who is protected by the 911 Good Samaritan Law?

• Everyone — regardless of age — who seeks medical help for themselves or someone else during an overdose.

• The person who has overdosed.

The law DOES protect YOU from the following:

• Possessing controlled substances up to and including A2 felony offenses (anything under 8 ounces);

• Possessing alcohol, where underage drinking is involved;

• Possessing marijuana (any quantity); • Possessing drug paraphernalia; and • Sharing drugs


N-CAP. Click To Learn More

The New York State Department of Health has a new program, Naloxone Co-payment Assistance Program (N-CAP).

For individuals with prescription coverage as part of their health insurance plan, NCAP ensures that there are no or lower out-of-pocket expenses when getting naloxone at a participating pharmacy.

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