Posts Tagged ‘opioid’

International Overdose Awareness Day (Official)

Wednesday, August 31st, 2022

International Overdose Awareness Day is observed annually on August 31st. Learn more here.

International Overdose Awareness Day (Official)

Tuesday, August 31st, 2021

International Overdose Awareness Day is observed annually on August 31st. Learn more here.

Virtual Narcan Training

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020

Regional Naloxone Training Monthly FlyerThis life-saving training teaches you to recognize, prevent and respond to an opioid overdose by using intranasal naloxone, a prescription medication that is used to reverse an overdose. Participants in a virtual training will receive a free kit.
Kit dissemination details will be provided at the conclusion of the training. To register: https://forms.gle/5AitwLX4PpxsdEqG6

Online (Virtual) Narcan Training

Wednesday, November 4th, 2020

Regional Naloxone Training Monthly FlyerThis life-saving training teaches you to recognize, prevent and respond to an opioid overdose by using intranasal naloxone, a prescription medication that is used to reverse an overdose. Participants in a virtual training will receive a free kit.
Kit dissemination details will be provided at the conclusion of the training. To register: https://forms.gle/5AitwLX4PpxsdEqG6

HVCS’ ESAP Explainer Video (Expanded Syringe Access Program)

Monday, November 2nd, 2020

HVCS created this video for the New York State “End the Epidemic” campaign.

Advocate With Gov Cuomo for Harm Reduction Services

Thursday, October 22nd, 2020

Overdose, Hepatitis C, and HIV rates are climbing in New York State.
Do you have one minute to advocate for harm reduction services for people who use drugs?

Call the Governor and advocate!

Governor Cuomo’s Office: 518-474-8390

Use this handy phone script:

“Hello,
My name is _____________ and I’m calling from (part of the state you’re calling from) to talk to Gov. Cuomo about the overdose crisis and COVID-19. The current pandemic has worsened the overdose crisis, putting people who use drugs at risk across our state. The programs that provide services to them are losing. People are being arrested for carrying syringes and lifesaving medication like buprenorphine. New York law that criminalizes syringe possession and buprenorphine goes against public health, and can cause sharing or reusing of syringes. This will lead to increases in HIV and Hepatitis C infection.

Due to the Department of Health’s syringe shortage and fiscal issues, we are in a more urgent situation than ever before. Syringe service programs across the state do not have needed supplies, meaning people are carrying equipment longer, putting them at risk of arrest. Not only will decriminalizing syringes reduce unnecessary arrests, it will also reduce the amount of syringes that get unsafely discarded in our communities. Lifting Expanded Syringe Access Program (ESAP) limits at pharmacies will ensure people have access to what they need.

Governor Cuomo can and must act now. We need him to decriminalize syringes and buprenorphine, lift ESAP limits at pharmacies, and stop withholding harm reduction funds. *Optional: add in related personal experience*
Thank you for your time.”

HVCS In The News: Recovery In The Age of COVID-19

Monday, September 21st, 2020

By Dalvin Aboagye

As published on River Newsroom:

 

International Overdose Awareness Day (Official)

Monday, August 31st, 2020

International Overdose Awareness Day is observed annually on August 31st. Learn more here.

International Overdose Awareness Day (Official)

Saturday, August 31st, 2019

International Overdose Awareness Day is observed annually on August 31st. Learn more here.

International Overdose Awareness Day – Hudson Valley

Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

To learn more, visit our Overdose Awareness Day page.