New York State launches website to prevent overdoses and educate people about naloxone

ROCHESTER, NY – New York State on Friday launched a new overdose education website, called COPE Project, which stands for “community overdose prevention education”.

The website includes instructions on how to use naloxone to reverse an overdose, where to get naloxone, and how to access addiction treatment. You can also find interactive training and education tools. Information is available in English and Spanish.

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The website is operated by the New York State Office of Addiction Services and Support. The launch of the website coincides with National Recovery Month.

In Monroe County, there were 55 overdoses in August. That’s a 57% increase from July according to the Heroin Task Force. Of the August overdoses, 12 of them were fatal. That’s a 140% increase from July. You can see overdose statistics at Monroe County website.

In total, in 2022, there were 349 overdoses in Monroe County, 81 of which were fatal. February had the highest number of overdoses.

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