ECHO-Essex County Heroin & Other Coalition

Addiction can happen to anyone, any family, at any time.

Essex County Health Department has initiated a local response to the abuse of Prescription (Rx) drugs and heroin in Essex County.

We’ve gathered community partners and co-chair the Essex County Heroin and Other Prevention Coalition (known as ECHO).

Check out OPIOIDS – THE TRUTH site – to learn more about the opioid epidemic – personal stories, the science of addiction, what’s going on nationally, being part of the solution and finding help if you need it.

Understand the Epidemic and Learn About Opioid Addiction  – CDC’s Opioid Site

Rx Awareness Campaign

ECHO Pocket Guide Resources

Who’s at Risk for an Overdose?

Who's at Risk?

People who have previously overdosed, People who have had a period of abstinence from taking opioids, such as heroin and/or prescription pain relief medications, People taking high doses of opioids, People taking other substances with opioids, People taking opioids for a long period of time. ⬆

Did You Know?

Did you Know? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 80% of overdose deaths occur inside a home! If you know someone at risk for opioid overdose or someone who uses cocaine and/or methamphetamine, you should make sure that you have at least two doses of naloxone ready to use.
Learn more about prevention, treatment, recovery and harm reduction

Naloxone (Narcan)

Is an emergency medication that can reverse an opioid overdose.

Naloxone (Narcan)

Naloxone (Narcan) is an emergency medication that can reverse an opioid overdose. Local pharmacies can provide this medication to you through what is called a "standing order" - meaning you do not need an individual prescription for it. ALL Essex County pharmacies participate! ⬆


The New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS) oversees one of the nation’s largest Substance Use Disorder systems of care with approximately 1,700 prevention, treatment and recovery programs serving over 680,000 individuals per year.
Learn more about prevention, treatment, recovery and harm reduction
Pharmacies In Essex County that provide Narcan

Participating Pharmacies in Essex County  – ALL OF THEM!

Elizabethtown Kinney Drugs – Elizabethtown 518-873-6441
Keeseville Keeseville Pharmacy 518-834-6090
Lake Placid Hannaford Pharmacy – Lake Placid 518-523-2011
Lake Placid Kinney Drugs – Lake Placid 518-523-2011
Lake Placid Walgreens Pharmacy-Lake Placid 518-523-5305
Moriah Moriah Pharmacy 518-546-7244
Ticonderoga Walgreens Pharmacy-Ticonderoga 518-585-6787
Schroon Lake Schroon Lake Pharmacy 518-532-7575
Ticonderoga Walmart – Ticonderoga 518-585-6486
Willsboro Willsboro Pharmacy 518-963-8946

Franklin County/Saranac Lake:

Kinney Drugs 518-891-3132

Post Office Pharmacy 518-891-2233

Rite Aid Pharmacy 518-891-6033


How to Use Narcan

Naloxone (Narcan Kit)

Naloxone (Narcan) Kits

Our department is excited to share we are members of the Opioid Emergency Kit Cabinets initiative, herein after known as Narcan emergency boxes, for the North Country of New York State. Narcan emergency boxes are wall mounted kits that contain two doses of the opioid overdose reversing medicine Naloxone, instructions for how to administer it, and a barrier mask to facilitate rescue breathing in the event of a suspected overdose. Naloxone, or Narcan, is a nasal spray. Narcan emergency boxes are intended for emergency use only.⬆


The goal of the Narcan emergency box initiative is to install and maintain a network of Narcan emergency boxes in publicly accessible spaces in participating businesses in the North Country region. All County buildings have Narcan emergency kits installed one on the wall next to their AED's.
If more Narcan is needed, we call Alliance for Positive Health at 518-563-2437.
Additional Resources

Frequently Asked Questions about N-CAP

Naloxone Co-Payment Assistance Program (N-CAP)

There is Hope.  For help:

Call 1-877-8-HOPENY (1-877-846-7369)

Text HOPENY (Short Code: 467369)

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