Broome Drug Overdose Spike Reported
Broome County officials are issuing another advisory about a spike in suspected drug overdoses in the past few days.
The Broome Opioid Awareness Council encourages those with a substance use disorder to practice harm reduction strategies, do not use alone and have a Narcan overdose reversal kit available. Anyone on the site of an overdose should call 911 immediately. The Good Samaritan Law protects all those involved when seeking help regarding a possible overdose.
Narcan trainings are offered throughout Broome County through the Addiction Center of Broome County, Helio Health, Southern Tier AIDS Program, Truth Pharm and United Health Services.
· The Addiction Center of Broome County: 30 State Street, Binghamton, NY, 13901. (607) 723- 7308.
· Helio Health: 249 Glenwood Road, Binghamton, NY, 13905. (607) 296-3072.
· Southern Tier AIDS Program (STAP): 277 Main Street, Johnson City, NY, 13790. (607) 237-0497
· Truth Pharm: 49 Pine Street, Suite 6, Binghamton, NY, 13901. (607) 296-3016.
· United Health Services (UHS): (607) 762-2200. For UHS Addiction Medicine, call (607) 762-2901.
People who use substances can reach out to the Never Use Alone hotline at 1-800-997-2280 to speak to someone, judgement-free.
Broome County began discussing a public notification system for overdose spikes last spring. One of the first advisories was put out in early March before the spike-alert program launched in July. The Broome Opioid Awareness Council has since issued spike alerts in early November and again on December 28.
For information on substance abuse and overdose prevention issues and to find phone numbers go to www.gobroomecounty.com/boac.
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