Twelve New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services and Addiction Treatment Centers across the state will now offer training sessions on opioid overdose prevention.

Participants will learn how to recognize and treat an overdose, by providing rescue breathing and administering the anti-overdose drug naloxone.

Those who complete the training will be certified to use naloxone and will get a free naloxone rescue kit.

The training sessions are free and open to the public and first responders.

For more information or to sign up for a session, visit the State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services website.