August 9, 2023
FROM STEUBEN CO PUBLIC HEALTH: The Steuben County Public Health Department and partners are sharing updated overdose data for July: 39 overdoses were reported. Two overdoses were fatal, and 16 instances of Narcan administration were cited.
“The overdose trend continues to be concerning, with July pushing Steuben to about 80% of the total overdoses seen in all of 2022,” said Public Health Director, Darlene Smith. “Overdose fatalities reported through July account for 83% of what occurred in 2022. Help is available. Contact 211 for local resources.”
In July, eight of Steuben’s overdose records cited opioids as a suspected drug causing the overdose. Fourteen overdose records did not note a specific substance or were not able to be accessed for full review, and the remaining 17 records indicated another substance was suspected to be the cause of overdose. Other reported substances included prescription drugs, methamphetamines, alcohol and others.
Narcan training is available at https://www.steubencountyny.gov/narcan or in person training can be scheduled by calling Steuben Public Health at 607-664-2438 or reaching out to the Steuben Prevention Coalition’s Opioid Committee.
Local support is available. Steuben County Substance Abuse Services (SCASAS) offers outpatient services in Bath (607-664-2156), Corning (607-937-6201), and Hornell (607-324-2483) as well as after hour services (607-937-7800). CASA Trinity in Hornell (607-282-5200) and Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital in Bath offer detox and inpatient services as well. Residents are also encouraged to call 211 for other local supports.
For the latest Steuben County updates, visit Steuben County’s website at https://www.steubencountyny.gov/ or Public Health’s social media pages: www.facebook.com/SCNYPublicHealth and www.instagram.com/SteubenPublicHealth.