Columbia County Health Department reports large spike in overdoses

From Columbia County Health Department:

Columbia County Overdose Spike Continues

NEW LOCATION - Greener Pathways and the Columbia County Dept of Health will have our Mobile RV Response Unit at the Chatham Fire Department today Saturday 10/19 distributing narcan kits and giving Narcan training from 4pm to 5pm.

Stop by and please spread the word.

Message from Columbia County Department of Health

We have seen a spike in the number of overdoses in Columbia County. If you or a loved one is in active addiction, you are encouraged to take the following precautions:

• If you must use, use safely or seek help for your addiction

• Have access to Narcan (If you need a supply of narcan please call Greener Pathways to arrange 518-822-7437)

• Let a friend or loved one know where you are

If someone you know experiences an overdose call 911 immediately. You can be protected by the Good Samaritan Law.

Help is available by calling Greener Pathways at 518-822-7437 or Columbia County Pathways To Recovery at 877-467-3365. In an emergency, call 911. Minutes matter in an overdose and you can save a life.

Photo below was contributed, from overdose scene

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