Opioid Overdose/Naloxone/NARCAN Training
New York National Guard Counterdrug Task Force
is doing virtual NARCAN training
All registrants will receive a free Narcan kit as well as pamphlets describing programs that are available to help with the opioid problem.
Virtual attendees are limited to a maximum of 200 per session so that the kits can be distributed efficiently. “We don’t want to promise something to anyone that we can’t deliver,” Staff Sgt. Julio Fernandez said. Training the lifesavers, a television type studio with lights and cameras was set up for the training at the Tri-County Community Partnership offices in Pine Bush. Two other National Guard personnel were on hand running a computer PowerPoint presentation and Spanish translation. Attendees are able to ask a few behind the scenes questions during the live presentation, which is conducted via the Go To Meeting website.
The training is a community effort supported by Catholic Charities of Orange, Sullivan & Ulster, Ellenville Regional Hospital, Greener Pathways, Hope Not Handcuffs-Hudson Valley, Hudson Valley Community Services, Mid-Hudson Prevention Resource Center, Middletown Cares Coalition, NY National Guard Counterdrug Task Force, Orange County Department of Mental Health, Putnam Communities That Care Coalition, Team Newburgh, Tri-County Community Partnership, and the Ulster Prevention Council.
For more information: Text ERHRescue to 21000. This text service is provided by Ellenville Regional Hospitals’ Project Rescue’s non-emergency text line.
Call to see if this is available thru BOCES now
during Coronavirus shutdown
*Virtual training offered by NY National Guard - see above
No cost, through Orange-Ulster BOCES
Naloxone Kit included In the training
Approved Special Topic Instructor – Naloxone
Division of Criminal Justice
Trainer: Nancy Laterra-Ferraro, CPNP
845-291-0200 x 10957/845-341-8138 or
Training Location: Orange-Ulster BOCES, Carl Onken Conference Center
53 Gibson Road, Goshen, NY (behind CTEC building)
1. Click here to go to Orange-Ulster BOCES website to view the courses offered
2. When you find the date you wish to attend, click on the title, then click on “enroll now.” If this is your first time registering for a course, follow the prompts for “new user” and create an account. If you are unable to attend, be sure to access your account and drop the class.
Those whose Narcan kits have expired medications or who have had the situation to use the Narcan to prevent an overdose, may get replacement vials of the medication.
Option #1 is through ADAC
(Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Council of Orange County)
ADAC will exchange your used or expired Narcan kit. ADAC is located at 224 Main Street in Goshen. Their hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. They close from 12-1 p.m. for lunch. It is recommended you call to insure the Peer Engagement Specialist that handles the Narcan training is in, 845-294-9000. They also do a quick one-on-one training if you are interested and unable to attend a scheduled training session.
Option #2 is through the pharmacies listed in the directory link below.
Naloxone Co-payment Assistance Program (N-CAP)
The New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute has an important pharmacy benefit for all New Yorkers who have prescription coverage through their health insurance plans: the Naloxone Co-payment Assistance Program (N-CAP). The key elements of this program are:
Co-payments for naloxone in an amount up to $40 for each prescription dispensed will be billed to N-CAP, not to the individual getting naloxone.
Directory with pharmacies in New York State listed by county where you can get the Naloxone: Click here
If anyone has used Narcan to prevent an overdose, he/she is requested to complete and submit the "New York State Department of Health Opioid Overdose Reporting Form".