Narcan Kit Training & Requesting A Free Kit
Naloxone (Narcan) kits are available free of charge for community members or those at risk of an overdose. Please watch this short 8 minute training video below explaining how to use narcan.
After you have watched this short video, please stop by either locations:
- The Colonie Police Dept - Public Safety Building's front desk,
located at 312 Wolf Rd, Latham NY 12110.
- The Colonie Library, located at 629 Albany Shaker Road, Loudonville, NY 12211
Library Website & Hours
Additional trainings are available through NYS OASAS on a regular basis, and can be attended virtually.
In an Emergency, Always Dial 911
Get Support 24/7 via the Project COAST Hotline 866-518-4991
100% Free. 100% Confidential Support Line
The Coordinated Opioid and Stimulant Treatment (COAST) support line can connect you with a number of treatment resources to get you the help you need, including:
- 24/7 connection to treatment professionals
- Same-day appointments and bridge prescriptions for medication for addiction treatment
- Connection to inpatient and outpatient treatment
- Funding for prescriptions
- Connection to certified professionals with experience in recovery
Medication for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD)
Medication is available to help prevent withdrawal symptoms for those who have just overdosed or are at risk of withdrawal.
These medications can be prescribed via telemedicine over the phone, delivered to your door and initiated at home at no cost.
To get a bridge prescription now or for additional support 24/7 via the Project COAST Hotline call 866-518-4991.
Fentanyl & Xylazine Test Strips
Fentanyl and Xylazine are often used as inexpensive but dangerous 'fillers' that are being found in street drugs and imitation pills. Test strips to detect drugs containing these potentially lethal ingredients are available as a method of harm reduction.
Test strips are being provided by a grant along with community Naloxone kits by the NY Matters Network in conjunction with the NYS Dept of Health. We have included test strips with our community narcan kits and these strips can also be picked up at the front desk of our Public Safety Building at 312 Wolf Rd, Latham NY 12110.