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Save a Life: Free Narcan Training

Submitted by Cristal DePietro.

On April 18, 2018, from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at the Brainerd Memorial Library in Haddam, there will be Free Narcan Training. Registration is appreciated, but walk ins will be welcome. Training will include:

  • overdose prevention strategies
  • signs and symptoms of overdose
  • how to administer naloxone
  • Good Samaritan Law
  • support information and resources

Narcan kits are available to those who are uninsured. Please bring your insurance & prescription card for the mobile pharmacist provided by Nathan Hale Pharmacy. Please RSVP to [email protected] or 860-345-7498 x4145.

Narcan (naloxone) is an opiate antidote. Opioids include heroin and prescription pain pills such as oxycodone, codeine, and morphine. Narcan is a prescription medicine that blocks the effects of opioids and reverses an overdose. Trained individuals are allowed to possess and administer Narcan to a person having an overdose.

This event is funded in whole by grant #1H79TI080253-1 from the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) through the CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of SAMHSA or HHS. The training is being offered through Healthy Communities Healthy Kids Coalition of the Haddam Killingworth Youth & Family Services.