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Public training sessions planned for heroin-reversal drug

Updated: 07/21/2014 9:03 AM
Created: 07/18/2014 2:36 PM WNYT.com
By: WNYT Staff

It’s been called a life-saver in the fight against heroin.

This week, a number of training sessions are being held to teach people how to administer the drug Narcan – which reverses the effects of a heroin overdose.

The free sessions, which are open to the public, are hosted by Senator Kathy Marchione and Catholic Charities.

They will be held at the following locations:

Saratoga County

Monday, July 21, at 3:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Halfmoon Town Hall, 2 Halfmoon Town Plaza,

Rensselaer County

Tuesday, July 22, at 3:00 and 6:30 p.m.

Center Brunswick Volunteer Fire Company,

1045 Hoosick Road

Columbia County

Thursday, July 24, 3:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Hudson Elks Lodge, 201 Harry Howard Avenue

To RSVP, call Senator Marchione’s office at (518) 371-2751, or e-mail marchione@nysenate.gov.

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