Broome Reports Drug Overdose Spike
The Broome County Opioid Awareness Council is alerting the public to a spike in non-fatal drug overdoses over the past week.
BOAC says it want to encourage those with substance use disorder to never use alone, have a Narcan reversal kit available and anyone on site of an overdose should call 9-1-1 immediately. People who render assistance and report an overdose are protected under the Good Samaritan Law.
In-person and virtual Narcan training sessions are offered throughout Broome County. Residents can call, text or contact agencies on Facebook to be connected with a staff member who can set up training.
For people with substance use disorder, the Never Use Alone hotline is available for someone to speak to, judgement-free, at 1-800-997-2280.
You can find Community resources for Narcan training at:
· 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.
Community members, professionals and those who love those with addiction disorders can sign up for the free Spike Auto Text program to get text messages when there is an increase in overdoses. To sign up, text SPIKE to 1-855-963-5669 (855-9-OD-KNOW) and follow the prompts.
More information can be found at the Broome County BOAC website.
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