The Southern Tier Overdose Prevention Program is a community based opioid overdose prevention and Narcan distribution program supported by the New York State Department of Health and amFAR.
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What is Narcan?
Narcan (also known as Naloxone) is a medication that can reverse an overdose caused by an opiate drug. Narcan blocks opiate receptors in the brain, stopping an overdose and restoring breathing within two to eight minutes. It gives those in danger of dying from an overdose the chance to get the treatment and services they need to survive.
Good Samaritan Law
Are you familiar with the Good Samaritan Law? In September 2011, the 911 Good Samaritan Law went into effect to address fears about a police response to an overdose. This law provides significant legal protection against criminal charge and prosecution for possession of controlled substances, as well as possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. This protection applies to both the person seeking assistance in good faith as well as to the person who has overdosed. Class A-1 drug felonies as well as sale or intent to sell controlled substances are not covered by the law.
Catt. Co. Treatment & Recovery Resources
Information about treatment, recovery and prevention resources in the Cattaraugus County region is available at www.recoveryincattco.org/