Health officials warn of recent spike in drug overdoses in Broome County

BROOME COUNTY (WBNG) — Local health organizations are hosting a Narcan training session after increased reports of drug overdoses in recent days.

According to the Broome County Health Department, the reports have come in the past three to five days.

In response, the Addiction Center of Broome County (ACBC), Truth Pharm and Broome Opioid Awareness Council are hosting a Narcan training session on Saturday from 1-3 p.m. at ACBC’s location at 477 State Street in Binghamton.

Narcan is a drug which is used to reverse overdose effects of opioids like heroin and prescription pills.

“Community members can also visit their local pharmacy and use the Naloxone Co-payment Assistance Program (N-CAP), no prior prescription from a medical provider is needed. Call your pharmacy ahead to ensure availability,” the health department stated in an email to 12 News.

Walk-in hours are also available at the three organizations hosting the weekend event for training and education. Those hours may be discovered by calling the organizations.

David Hermanovitch

David Hermanovitch

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