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Narcan Training:
Narcan (Naloxone) is a medication that reverses an overdose by blocking heroin or other opioids in the brain for 30 to 90 minutes. Dutchess County Department of Behavioral & Community Health (DBCH) offers Narcan training to anyone who believes they may encounter a person who may be at risk for drug overdose or misuse.

Led by DBCH staff, the training will teach you:

  • why naloxone works to reverse an overdose
  • what to do when an overdose is suspected
  • how and when to administer the medication


Each individual or group trainee will receive hands-on training for administering naloxone,
and receive a FREE Narcan kit at the end of the training. For more information,
call (845) 486-2885
 or email

The New York State Department of Health also offers statewide community overdose training calendar at


General Resources:


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Resources for Parents/Grandparents:

Learn more about prescription and over-the-counter medicine abuse. Find ways to talk to your kids about drugs and alcohol and how to safeguard and dispose of your medicine. If you're concerned about your child's use of drugs and alcohol, please look at the following resources for help.

Resources for Healthcare Providers & Pharmacists:

The Medicine Abuse Project includes information for healthcare providers to use with teenage patients and their parents, as well as any patients for whom you may prescribe medicine. Providers of all specialties will find useful tools and resources to help make this sensitive issue easier to bring up and discuss with patients.

NYS Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Addiction Medicine Courses 


Whether you’re a principal, school nurse, teacher, coach, PTSA president or other member of the school community, you can use these free resources to raise awareness and to help keep your community healthy and safe.

Communities & Law Enforcement:

As law enforcement officials and other community stakeholders, it is within your power to help end this epidemic. The following are resources designed to help you to prevent and address prescription and over-the-counter medicine abuse in your community.

Medicine Abuse Project (for communities and law enforcement) 

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A. K. Vaidian, MD, MPH,Commissioner of Behavioral & Community Health A. K. Vaidian, MD, MPH
Commissioner of Behavioral & Community Health
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