Harm Reduction

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Tips for Preventing an Overdose

All supplies provided free and confidential from the following organizations.

GCFP Request Prevention Kit

Greener Pathways

Text TESTSTRIPS to 77948 

Text NARCANKIT to 21000

Matters NY Program

Mountaintop Cares Coalition

Project Safe Point

Youth Clubhouses

Signs of an Overdose

•    Falling asleep, loss of consciousness 
•    Shallow or no breathing 
•    Limp body (though may be rigid with fentanyl)
•    Choking or gurgling sounds 
•    Small, constricted, ‘pinpoint’ pupils (may be difficult to see in an emergency)
•    Pale blue or cold skin, lips, or nails (factors including skin tone could make this difficult to see)

If you suspect an opioid overdose you should:
  • Call 911
  • Administer naloxone. Giving naloxone to a person who is overdosing can save their life. 
  • If you are trained and comfortable doing so, you can also do rescue breathing and/or chest compressions.
  • Wait for emergency help to arrive.

Harm Reduction Agencies & Information

  • Project Safe Point – A harm reduction service provider in the Greater Capital Region offers syringe exchange services (free and completely anonymous), training in overdose prevention methods, treatment readiness programs and referrals to doctors and rehab clinics, and HIV and Hepatitis C screenings and MAT. Project Safe Point currently services 12 counties and offers syringe exchange services in other areas by appointment.
  • Never Use AloneNever Use Alone is a hotline available across the United States to prevent overdoses and save lives. This hotline is used alongside other harm reduction methods like safe use sites, overdose education, access to Narcan, test strips and free syringe services programs. The goal is to minimize the risk of a fatal overdose. 
Emotional and Mental Health

Call 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline – A national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

NYS Office of Mental Health Emotional Support Help Line Call 
1-844-863-9314, 7 days a week from 8am – 10pm

Syringe Kiosks

For more information on Harm Reduction

National Harm Reduction Coalition

OASAS Harm Reduction

SAMHSA Harm Reduction

Good Samaritan Law

The outcome of any overdose is largely determined by how quickly the person receives help, and often those who are overdosing or witnessing an overdose don’t call 911 out of fear of arrest. The New York State Good Samaritan Law protects everyone, regardless of age, who seeks medical help for themselves or someone else during an overdose. Even those who are in possession of illicit drugs (less than 8 ounces), drug paraphernalia, or alcohol where underage drinking is involved, don’t have to fear arrest or prosecution as a result of calling 911 for an overdose. This crucial law empowers and encourages anyone who witnesses an overdose to call 911 and get the victim the help they need.

 You are protected by the Good Samaritan Law

Medication Take-Back

In order to prevent misuse of medications, Columbia and Greene County have several locations where you can dispose  any of unused, unwanted, or expired prescription and nonprescription Medication. By disposing of medications properly you will:

  • Prevent drug abuse
  • Prevent accidental overdose
  • Prevent accidental poisoning of children and pets
  • Reduce crime by keeping drugs off the street
  • Reduce environment pollution
  • Protect our local nature and water supply

Columbia and Greene County Medication Take Back Locations

Coxsackie Village Police Department
119 Mansion Street, Coxsackie
Open: 8am – 12am Daily

Chatham Police Department
77 Main Street, Chatham
Call CC Sheriff, ask for Chatham drop box

Columbia County Sheriff’s Office
85 Industrial Tract, Greenport
Open: 24/7

Columbia County Sheriff’s Substation
Crossroad at Rt 22 and Rt 23, Hillsdale
Open: 24/7

Greene County Sheriff’s Office
80 Bridge Street, Catskill
Open: 9am – 5pm Monday – Friday

Hudson Police Department
701 Union Street, Hudson
Open: 24/7

Hannaford Valatie
2967 Rt 9, Valatie
Open: 7am – 11pm Daily

Kelly’s Pharmacy
4852 Rt 81, Greeneville
Available during open hours

Kelly’s Pharmacy
12189 Rt 9W, West Coxsackie
Available during open hours

Town of Cairo Police Department
123 Angelo Canna Park, Cairo
Open: 8am – 12am Daily
Call to drop off: (518) 622-2324

Town of Durham Police Station
7309 Rt 81, East Durham
Open: 7am – 3pm Daily
Call to drop off: (518) 239-6310

Town of Windham Police Department
371 Rt 296, Hensonville
Open: 9am – 3pm Daily
Call to drop off: (518) 734-3030

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