The Steuben County Public Health Department and partners are sharing updated overdose data for October: 23 overdoses were reported, 0 fatalities were reported, and 8 instances of Narcan administration were cited.
“Steuben County Public Health and its partners are pleased to see no fatalities due to opioid overdoses in October,” said Public Health Director, Darlene Smith. “We remain committed to helping those who struggle with opioid use and continue to provide free Narcan kits and training for all.”
In October, three of Steuben’s overdose records cited opioids as a suspected drug causing the overdose. Seven overdose records did not note a specific substance or were not able to be accessed for a full review, and the remaining 13 records indicated another substance was suspected to be the cause of an overdose. Other reported substances included alcohol, prescription drugs, marijuana, and others.
Narcan training is available at https://www.steubencountyny.gov/narcan or in-person training can be scheduled by calling Steuben Public Health at 607-664-2438 or reaching out to the Steuben Prevention Coalition’s Opioid Committee.