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Residents Learn to Treat Drug Overdoses

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Residents are learning how to prevent and treat drug overdoses.

Monday, Broome County Legislators teamed up with Lourdes and The Southern Tier Aids Program for a freelearning session on how to administer Nalaxone -- an opioid antidote prescription administered as a shot, used to reverse the effects of drug overdose.

Broome County officials identify drug abuse as a constant issue growing in our community, and heath care officials say it's vital for users to know the proper administration techniques because it could help save a life.


Broome County Legislator, Kelly Wildoner said, "To me it's very important, it's like CPR, First Aid, its another tool that can potentially save a life, so thats where it's important".

Each attendee received a free rescue kit which contained the drug Nalaxone.