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By Craig Braack

Public Health: Black Balloon Day remembers those lost to overdose

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Steuben County Prevention Coalition hosts virtual “balloon release”

Opioids remain a large concern in Steuben County. Reported in February were 24 overdoses, 1 fatality, and 6 Narcan administrations.

Today is Black Balloon Day which is a day of remembrance of loved ones who lost their lives to overdoses. Follow Steuben Prevention Coalition to see the stories shared and the virtual balloons released in their honor. You can submit a name or story at

If you would like to be trained in Narcan administration and receive free Narcan by mail, visit or call 607-664-2438 to schedule an in person training.

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