Resources Available to You
- Needle & Medication Disposal
- Opioid Calendar of Events New
- Erie County H.O.P.E. Project (Community Education & Prevention)
- Opioid Epidemic Task Force (The Task Force is composed of seven committees, which will meet regularly and report back to the group)
- Presentations, Maps, Trainings & More
- Resources from NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse (NYS OASAS)
- Press Releases
- Information for Patients of Dr. Eugene J. Gosy (Updated 05/13/2016)
- NYS Workers' Compensation Board: Interim Medical Care for Patients of Eugene J. Gosy, M.D.
- There is NO COST to attend this training. Participants must be at least 16 years old.
- A kit containing two doses of naloxone will be given to each attendee who successfully completes the training.
- Upon completion of the training, participants will be able to recognize the signs and symptoms of an opioid overdose, administer naloxone (Narcan) properly and take necessary follow-up steps.
- Online Registration Only: Click on the desired date below to register for that training. Pre-registration is highly recommended as space is limited.
- Note: When there are fewer than 20 pre-registrants 72 hours before a scheduled class, the class will be cancelled. Registrants will be notified by email of the cancellation.
- Saturday, Aug. 6th, 11am--1pm at Ontario Street United Methodist Church, Buffalo 14207
- Saturday, Aug. 20th, 9--11am at Our Lady Help of Christians Church, Cheektowaga 14225
- Tuesday,Sept. 13th, 6--8pm at Schofield Residence Nursing Facility, 3333 Elmwood Ave., Tonawanda 14217
- Friday, Oct. 14th at Good Shepherd Community of Faith, 187 Southside Pkwy., Buffalo 14220
- Download the presentation used during the training sessions (PDF)
- Naloxone Training and Overdose Reporting Form
Questions about Trainings: (716) 858-7690
*** NOTE: If access to naloxone is deemed urgent, contact Cheryll Moore at 716-858-7695 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Naloxone is a benign drug. If it is administered when an individual is not experiencing an opioid overdose, no harm will come to the patient.
Good Samaritan Law protects an overdose victim and those who summon help from:
- arrest in the presence of misdemeanor drug possession and/or underage drinking
- prosecution in felony possession (unless there are aggravating circumstances, e.g. possession with intent to sell or outstanding warrants)