Opioid OD prevention training Sept. 27.

September 14, 2018

Opioid OD prevention training Sept. 27.

HART – As opioid-related overdoses continue to rise nationwide, the local community is taking action.

To prevent overdose deaths in Oceana County, the local substance abuse prevention coalition, Oceana Leads, in partnership with the Grand Rapids Red Project will host an opioid overdose and naloxone training Thursday, Sept. 27, from 6-7 p.m. at the Hart United Methodist Church, 308 S. State Street.

Naloxone is a medication designed to reverse opioid overdose. Those attending the training will learn how to recognize an opioid overdose and how to administer naloxone to an overdose victim.

All individuals being trained will receive a free naloxone kit, containing multiple naloxone doses.

In addition to the naloxone training, Oceana Leads will host a family forum immediately following from 7-8:30 p.m. Families and individuals impacted by addiction are invited to share their stories. A peer recovery coach will be present to share about peer recovery and how services can be accessed in Oceana County.

Other community members and organizations are encouraged to attend to support those impacted by addiction and provide information about their services. Light refreshments will be provided.

To register for the training, email Kortni Garcia at [email protected] Stay up-to-date on Oceana Leads activities and events, by visiting www.facebook.com/oceanaleads.

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