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LEAF and the Oneonta Narcan Initiative

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LEAF is proud to partner with the Oneonta Narcan Initiative team to release ONEbox™ kits into our community! As of January 2024, sixty of these kits were distributed to businesses and organizations in Otsego County.

Our executive director, Julie Dostal, presented the kits at a press conference on January 19 at the Foothills Performing Arts & Civic Center in Oneonta.

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Julie Dostal demonstrating the ONEbox™ at the Foothills Performing Arts & Civic Center on January 19

What Is the Oneonta Narcan Initiative?

The Oneonta Narcan Initiative is a volunteer-run group that provides training, resources, and education on the opioid crisis. LEAF is proud to work closely with this team. Together, we aim to make it easier and more accessible for our community members to help someone in an opioid-related emergency.

What Is a ONEbox™ Kit?

ONEbox™ kits contain four doses of naloxone,  a life-saving drug that can reverse an opioid overdose. Naloxone can be effective against many types of opioid overdoses, including heroin, fentanyl, and prescription painkillers in the opioid family.

The kits also contain simple instructions and a short video, making the nasal spray easy to give to someone in an emergency. “A life can be saved in sixty seconds,” Julie Dostal told the Daily Star.

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ONEbox™ kits

 

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SUNY Oneonta staff receiving their ONEbox™ kits at the January 19 press conference at Foothills.

Where Can ONEbox™ Kits Be Found?

Naloxone kits have been placed at the following locations:

  • Bassett Healthcare
  • The Black Oak Tavern
  • Brew U
  • Chabad of Oneonta
  • Dosha
  • The Freeman’s Journal & Hometown Oneonta
  • Foothills Performing Arts & Civic Center
  • The Greater Oneonta Historical Society
  • Green Earth
  • Hartwick College
  • Huntington Memorial Library
  • The LEAF Council on Alcoholism and Addictions
  • NAGS
  • Oneonta’s city and town halls
  • The Otsego County Chamber of Commerce
  • Otsego County Community Services
  • Roots
  • Senator Peter Oberacker’s Oneonta office
  • The Sixth Ward Athletic Club
  • Southside Mall
  • SUNY Oneonta
  • Temple Beth El

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representatives from the businesses and organizations that got their first ONEbox™ kits on January 19

For more information on ONEbox™, naloxone, or opioid use, please reach out to us at LEAF!

Sources:

Klukkert, Vicky. 2024. “ONEboxes Unveiled in Otsego County to Combat Overdoses.” The Daily Star, January 23, 2024. https://www.thedailystar.com/oneboxes-unveiled-in-otsego-county-to-combat-overdoses/article_1c33fcbc-b961-11ee-a66a-d34fe9e77957.html.

“ONEBox.” n.d. West Virginia Drug Intervention Institute, Inc. Accessed February 1, 2024. https://www.wvdii.org/onebox.

Tupaj, Kirk. 2024. “Oneonta Addresses Opioid Overdoses with New Initiative.” WKTV, January 19, 2024. https://www.wktv.com/news/local/oneonta-addresses-opioid-overdoses-with-new-initiative/article_43ded57c-b716-11ee-9568-f3007ddde095.html.

Youngs, Darla M. 2024. “Local Group Launches Life-Saving Program to Address Growing Opioid Overdose Crisis.” Hometown Oneonta & the Otsego-Delaware Dispatch, January 25, 2024. https://www.allotsego.com/local-group-launches-life-saving-program-to-address-growing-opioid-overdose-crisis/

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