Opioid Overdose Prevention

Steuben Opioid Update - April 2023Save Lives: Reverse an opioid overdose with Naloxone (Narcan).

Opioids pose a health threat in Steuben County, with nearly 300 reported overdoses occurring in 2022. Narcan reverses the effects of an overdose, saving lives. You can save a life by participating in a quick training on how to use Narcan and carrying it with you in case of an opioid overdose.

Get trained. Get Free Narcan. Carry Narcan. Save Lives.

Naloxone (Narcan) can reverse the effects of an opiod overdose and save someone's life. Narcan is administered in an easy to use nasal spray to be used when  someone suspects any type of overdose. If no opioids were involved in the overdose, Narcan will not harm the person.

Many substances are now mixed with fentanyl, an extremely potent synthetic opioid, often without the user's knowledge. Because of this, it is even more important that people not use alone and have someone nearby who carries Narcan in case of an overdose.

Call 911 when there is a suspected overdose for further medical care. Due to the potency of fentanyl, more than one administration of Narcan may be needed. The Good Samaritan Law protects anyone who calls 911 when they see or experience a drug overdose.

Narcan trainings are available online or in person. For in person options, contact Public Health by calling 607-664-2438 or reach out to the Steuben Prevention Coalition Opioid Committee by emailing connie.terry@dor.org.

If you do not live or work in Steuben County, please contact Next Distro for Narcan and other harm reduction supplies.

If you need Narcan immediately, call a local pharmacy (PDF) for availability and inquire about the Narcan Co-Payment Assistance Program (N-CAP).

Follow these steps to receive a free Narcan kit by mail.

Participants must be at least 16 years old to receive a Narcan kit. Please note, being trained does not obligate you to administer Narcan.  

Step 1: Watch the Narcan Training Video Below.

Step 2: Request Narcan to be Mailed

Carry Narcan to use during a suspected opioid overdose. Narcan should be stored at room temperature (68 - 77° F). It is not recommended to keep Narcan in your car. Do not freeze or expose to excessive heat.

Narcan Request Form

After using Narcan: Complete the Narcan Use Report and request a new Narcan kit.