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Two Local Healthcare Agencies to Offer Overdose Recognition and Narcan Training Session
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Two Local Healthcare Agencies to Offer Overdose Recognition and Narcan Training Session


To help combat the increasing number of opioid-related overdoses in Western New York, The Resource Training Center (TRTC) is teaming up with Horizon Health Services to offer a free overdose recognition and Narcan administration training session. 

Professional training will be offered to students currently enrolled in The Resource Training Center’s Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) program, and interested community members. Training will be offered beginning at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, at The Resource Training Center, located in the Harlem Road Community Center, 4255 Harlem Road, Amherst. A Narcan kit will be given to attendees who successfully complete the training. 

Attendees of the training session must be at least 18 years of age. To register, please email monicafarrar@resourcetraining.org or call 983-2258.

“Both of our organizations are committed to providing awareness and education in an effort to fight the heroin epidemic that’s currently plaguing our community and communities across the country,” said Monica Farrar, program director of TRTC. “At our headquarters in Brooklyn, we have already training approximately 300 individuals to recognize an overdose and determine when it is appropriate to administer Narcan in an attempt to save a life. Horizon Health Services has also trained more than 2,000 individuals to date.”

Horizon Health Services is the largest and most comprehensive provider of fully integrated mental health and chemical dependency treatment and recovery services, with 18 outpatient sites serving Erie, Niagara and Genesee counties. In addition, Horizon Village, a 50-bed intensive residential treatment facility operates in Niagara County, where a 25-bed Veterans Treatment Facility is also open on the campus. 

Horizon’s Primary Care and Wellness Center, which is adjacent to Horizon Village, offers medical, psychiatric and recreational services to all campus residents. Horizon Village also operates at 291 Elm St. in Buffalo. This location, Horizon Village Terrace House, is a 28-bed residential, medically supervised and medically monitored withdrawal and stabilization service. Horizon Village Terrace House also operates a 31-bed inpatient residential medically supervised treatment facility as well for both men and women.   

For seven consecutive years, Horizon has been named one of the 50 Best Companies to Work for in New York. For more information about Horizon, visit www.horizon-health.org.

TRTC offers a wide variety of services, including the New York State Drinking Driver Program for individuals convicted of an alcohol- or drug-related driving violation, and Alive at 25, an innovative program that teaches young drivers to change how they approach driving. For more information, please call 983-2258, email info@wnyresourcetraining.org or visit www.wnyresourcetraining.org. You can also follow The Resource Training Center on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pages/The-Resource-Training-Center/112019195650348 or Twitter (@monica_farrar).


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