March 9, 2016

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SARATOGA SPRINGS-There’s new partnership to prevent heroin overdoses in our area.

The Saratoga Springs Prevention Council, along with Catholic Charities, have announced new training programs to deal with the growing problem.

The hope is to get the general public involved in the fight against heroin by training them to administer Narcan, a drug used to save someone who’s overdosing.

“As opioids continue to be used in our county and throughout the country and there are more frequent overdoses than we’ve experienced before it’s important to have this training available and to have people in the community ready to respond ” says Janine Stuchin, Executive Director of the Prevention Council.

Training is free and will be open to the public through the rest of the year.