GUILDERLAND, NY () — According to the Albany County Executive’s Office, there were 132 overdose deaths in Albany County in 2022. To combat the opioid epidemic, local officials unveiled a new public health initiative that can help prevent future tragedies.
Narcan housing units have been installed at various locations in the county. Emergency overdose kits provided by the Albany County Health Department and Catholic Charities contain Narcan nasal spray.
Instructions can be found inside emergency overdose kits. Narcan housing units can be found in the following locations:
- Guilderland Public Library
- Washington Avenue Branch of the Albany Public Library
- Bern Library
- The capital city rescue mission
- University of Albany