RadioRotary hosts Beth Alter, Director of Behavioral Health Diversion Services for Dutchess Country, who has been a part of the county government for over 30 year in substance abuse and mental health services. Her topics on this program are the life-saving medicine Narcan, the County HELPLINE, the Mobile Crisis Intervention Team, and the Stabilization Center at 230 North Road in Poughkeepsie. Her team offers training in the use of Narcan to reverse an opioid overdose, which they will bring to any location in the country or provide to visitors at the Stabilization Center. All the services mentioned here can be reached via the HELPLINE, calling or texting to 845-485-9700. Narcan is an easy-to-administer nasal spray that instantly blocks opioid action, although more than one dose may be needed to reverse the drug in some cases. Ms. Alter makes a good case why everyone from boy and girl scouts to Rotarians should learn to use Narcan and have the drug handy for when needed (there is no effect if it is not needed).
24/7 Crisis Services in Dutchess County: https://www.dutchessny.gov/Departments/DBCH/24-7-Services.htm
Dutchess Behavioral and Community Health:
Opioid Epidemic in Dutchess Country: https://www.dutchessny.gov/Departments/County-Executive/Fight-Against-Opioid-Epidemic.htm
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