Senator Kathy Marchione and Catholic Charities offer free, life-saving Narcan training

Kathleen A. Marchione

July 21, 2014

Above: New York State Senator Kathy Marchione (R,C-Halfmoon) is pictured (center) with Dr. Michael Dailey of Albany Medical Center (left) and Keith Brown, Executive Director of Catholic Charities Care Coordination Services (right), during this afternoon’s free Narcan training session held at the Halfmoon Town Hall. Dr. Dailey and Senator Marchione are pictured holding one of the 60 free Narcan Kits that were distributed during the afternoon session that saw a total of 60 attendees take part in the free training.


Senator Kathy Marchione (R,C-Halfmoon) and Catholic Charities today teamed up to offer the first of several free training sessions providing detailed instruction in the safe and proper use of life-saving Narcan (naloxone). The training was sponsored by Senator Marchione and Catholic Charities Care Coordination Services. Everyone attending one of the free Narcan training sessions (one was held this afternoon, another will be held this evening) received a free Narcan kit. Narcan is the same life-saving medicine that first responders use when treating an opioid overdose and has helped reverse approximately 10,000 heroin overdoses since 1996. 60 people attended this afternoon’s free Narcan training in Halfmoon and 77 people have RSVP’d for the evening’s training session. Future training sessions are scheduled for Brunswick (July 22) and Hudson (July 24).