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Residents Learn to Treat Drug Overdoses

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.