Plattsburgh training aims to curb North Country opiate overdose deaths

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (WCAX) New numbers illustrate the impact of the opioid crisis. The National Institute of Drug Abuse reports more that 130 people in the United States die from using opioids everyday. It’s a problem well-documented across our region too, but a New York group is hoping training sessions in the overdose reversal drug Narcan can help turn the tide on the epidemic in the North Country.

The group Alliance for Positive Health was at SUNY Plattsburgh Wednesday offering Narcan training in an effort to put the potentially life-saving drug in the hands of more people across the region.