Spectrum Health to offer free Narcan training in West Seneca

Staff from Spectrum Health’s Medication Assisted Treatment Team will be present to offer free training on the use of Narcan.Staff from Spectrum Health’s Medication Assisted Treatment Team will be present to offer free training on the use of Narcan.

As part of its continuing service to the Town of West Seneca and its residents, staff from Spectrum Health and Human Services will be on site at the West Seneca Public Library community room on Friday, Jan. 13, from noon to 3 p.m.

Staff from Spectrum Health’s Medication Assisted Treatment Team will be present to offer free training on the use of Narcan (naloxone) which can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. Anyone who completes the Narcan training will also receive a free Narcan kit, courtesy of the Erie County Department of Health. Staff will also be available to provide information on Spectrum services as well as provide information on other community resources.

“Narcan is an important first aid tool,” said Ann Bowback, project director for Medication Assisted Treatment. “Just like you keep bandages and medicated ointment on hand, knowing how to administer Narcan and having a dose available is a good proactive measure.”

The Spectrum Health team member will be in the Community Room in the library at 1300 Union Road. There will be a sign in the Community Center to direct residents to the room.

Spectrum Health also operates a full-service counseling center at 326 Orchard Park Road in West Seneca.

Spectrum Health and Human Services provides mental health, addiction, rehabilitation, care coordination, housing and crisis services in locations throughout Western New York. Founded in 1973, it is also a Certified Community Behavioral Health Center (CCBHC). Visit www.shswny.org for more information.




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