Cayuga Addiction Recovery Services (C.A.R.S) has announced the organization has begun their Opioid Overdose Prevention Program (OOPP) to its staff back on January 10th; the program is supported by the State Department of Health with C.A.R.S and affiliate of Cayuga Health.
The Opioid Overdose Program is considered a “subprogram” of C.A.R.S. and is to exist as a targeted response to the current opioid epidemic, according to a release by C.A.R.S. The objective for the program is to increase the Narcan distribution in both Tompkins and Cortland Counties.
Expanding the distribution of Narcan can have available lifesaving medication to all community members. The expansion of the availability of Narcan will include a distribution at all C.A.R.S. facilities, on-site staff Narcan training at both local businesses and organizations, and distribution events in both counties.
Cayuga Addiction Recovery Services says any business or organization looking for additional information or to schedule an onsite OOPP training for their staff should contact Nursing Manager, Katarina Wehmeyer, at 510-393-4995 or via email at Kwehmeyer@Carsny.org.