Ontario County, FLACRA team for Narcan training

With Ontario County having one of the highest drug overdose death rates in the state, the county and the Finger Lakes Area Counseling & Recovery Agency are teaming for Narcan training this month.

Sessions will run from 11 a.m. to noon, 3 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 7 p.m. March 26 at the safety training facility on County Road 48. Trainees need to attend only one session.

“The opioid and heroin crisis is continuing to plague our nation,” said Shannon Nash, FLACRA’s director of marketing and outreach. “It is our passion to do whatever we can to combat this tragedy.”

Diane Johnston, Ontario County’s director of community services, said the county mental health department and FLACRA have partnered for Narcan training in the past. While numbers for 2017 aren’t out yet, it is estimated that about 20 people died of a drug overdose in the county after close to 30 the year before.

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