To curb opioid fatalities, ACR Health wants more businesses to take Narcan training

ACR Health in Syracuse is trying to get more businesses to complete training on how to administer Narcan, to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. The training can help save lives, as one downtown business found out firsthand.

Kevin Barker is the safety officer for TCGplayer, an online store for collectible card games like Magic and Pokemon, located in the Galleries of Syracuse. He and others participated in Narcan training, hosted by ACR Health. A few months later, in February, that training was put to the test. A woman wandered into their shared space and found a chair. Barker said she was incapacitated, unresponsive and they decided to call 911.