Category Archives: Substance Abuse

The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) NARCAN Training

The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) of Dutchess County last week held two training sessions in the use of NARCAN, the medication that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. Ninety-four local residents attended the training, learning the signs of an overdose and how to administer NARCAN. Those who completed the training received a free NARCAN kit. More information about the MRC, its mission and its training options throughout the year is available at http://www.dutchessny.gov/mrc.

Orange County Offering Two Heroin Forums in October

 Orange County News

Contact: Christopher Borek
845.291.3276, 845.238.4245c

District Attorney Hoovler Announces Two Countywide Heroin Forums:
Bringing Together a Broad Spectrum of Government Officials and Treatment Providers in a Dialogue About the Opiate Epidemic
Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler announced on Thursday, August 17, 2017, that he will be sponsoring two countywide forums on the heroin epidemic that is currently gripping this area and the rest of the country. The events, entitled The Opioid Crisis: A Public Forum on Education, Treatment, and Law Enforcement, will center on District Attorney Hoovler’s Connect 2 Disconnect opiate-awareness campaign. The forums will include presentations from the District Attorney; Orange County Sheriff Carl DuBois; Orange County Executive Steven Neuhaus; Orange County Court Judge Robert Freehill; Darcie Miller, Orange County Commissioner of Social Services and Mental Health; and James Conklin, Executive Director of the Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Council of Orange County. The forums will take place at 6:30 p.m., on the following dates and at the following locations:
October 3, 2017 Monroe-Woodbury High School
October 19, 2017 Minisink Valley High School

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