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The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services is hosting free training sessions on the use of the opioid overdose reversal drug, naloxone.

The trainings will be May 10 at noon at the Broome County Health Department on Front Street, Binghamton, 3 p.m. at the Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena downtown and 6:30 p.m. at the Whitney Point High School gymnasium.  A final session is scheduled for May 11 at 10 a.m. at the Broome County Library on Court Street in Binghamton.

The training will take about one hour and participants will learn how to recognize, respond to and reverse an opioid overdose using naloxzone.

The State OASAS is targeting the training for first responders, likely overdose witnesses and community members.  Participants will receive a free naloxone rescue kit after completing the training.

The event is supported by a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

To register, call Marissa Lamphere at (607) 778-2812 or by email at MLamphere@co.broome.ny.us.