Efforts to prevent substance abuse largely focus on youth. However, senior citizens suffer from addiction at rates similar to teens and young adults and they are one of the fastest growing segments of the population
Clickherefor the downloadable flyer from the Office and Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Services
New from New York State (NYS): “Naloxone, the drug that reverses overdoses from opioids such as heroin and many prescribed pain relief medications, is now available in more than 2,000 pharmacies throughout New York State. Individuals who are themselves at risk for an overdose or their family members or friends may acquire naloxone in these pharmacies without bringing in a prescription.”
You may go to thiswebsitefor a listing of pharmacies in NYS that participate with this program. You may also click the above graphic for a large, printable version of the N-CAP General Public FactSheet. If you’re a pharmacist and looking for more information, please click here.