Spectrum Health to offer Narcan training in West Seneca

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

As part of its continuing service to the Town of West Seneca and its residents, staff from Spectrum Health & Human Services offers free Narcan kits, training and community resources in the town’s Community Center at 1300 Union Road on the second Friday of each month from noon to 3 p.m.

The next opportunity is Friday, July 14. Look for the table in the Community Center atrium, near the library entrance.

“Deaths caused by opioid overdose dramatically increased during the COVID 19 pandemic. With the help of Spectrum Heath, our community is able to step up efforts to train people to administer Narcan, which can potentially save many lives. The Town of West Seneca thanks Spectrum Health for this lifesaving partnership,” said Supervisor Gary Dickson.

Staff from Spectrum Health’s Medication Assisted Treatment Team offers 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 also provides information on Spectrum Health services and other community resources.

Narcan is an important first aid tool that can save lives. Just like keeping bandages and medicated ointment on hand, knowing how to administer Narcan and having a dose available is a good proactive measure.

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.