More police officers to be trained to administrate heroin antidote Narcan

More law enforcement agencies statewide will soon be trained on how to administrate the heroin antidote Narcan.



Narcan takes just three minutes to revive a person overdosing on heroin or prescription pain medication by pushing the drug out of their system.



Mary Callahan, the senior management director of outpatient services at Odyssey House, says Narcan is a gift. "By doing this, they're saving a measurable amount of people from overdose," says Callahan, who has 15 recovering opioid addicts at the recovery center.



Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has allocated millions of dollars to put Narcan in police cars and train officers how to use it.


sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."