Broome County drug overdose deaths rise


BINGHAMTON, NY – As advocates have been warning since the pandemic began, Broome County is reporting a rise in drug overdoses.

The Broome Opioid Awareness Council says it has received reports of increased overdoses this month.

It is reminding those with a substance use disorder and their loved ones about harm reduction strategies.

They include never using alone, calling 9-1-1 in the event of an O-D and having Narcan available.

Several local organizations offer virtual training for Narcan, the drug that can reverse an opioid overdose, and can assist people with acquiring it.

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