District Attorney Hoovler and Orange County Department of Mental Health Commissioner Darcie Miller Announce Fentanyl Awareness and Narcan Training Event
Members of the Public are Encouraged to Register
Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler and Orange County Department of Mental Health Commissioner Darcie Miller announced that on September 29, 2023 there will be a Fentanyl Awareness presentation and panel discussion to be followed by training in the use of Narcan which can be used to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. District Attorney Hoovler will join Commissioner Miller and experts in the fieldof opioids to speak and participate in the panel discussion. The presentation will address what fentanyl and Narcan (naloxone)are, how naloxone works to save lives and the resources available in the community for prevention, treatment and recovery. Following the presentation, a session will be held to train individuals in the use of Narcan. Members of the public can register for one or both the presentation and the training session. Additionally, the event will be streamed live on Facebook.
The event is hosted in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health HEALing Communities Study, the Ramapo Catskill Library System, SUNY Orange, the Orange County Department of Mental Health and the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.
“Fentanyl is killing people every day,” said District Attorney Hoovler. “Addressing the scourge of opioids is a herculean task, which requires the coordinated efforts of mental health professionals, doctors, law enforcement and the public. Narcan can and does save lives and it is important for members of the public to be aware about how to use it in the event it is ever needed. I am proud to join together with our partners to fight the opioid epidemic, and the fight begins with awareness. Please register and join us to learn more on this important subject that affects us all.”