A friendly reminder that our May Opioid Overdose Reversal Training is coming up on the 25th! Naloxone is the only medication that can reverse an opioid overdose. It has saved tens of thousands of lives, but it is still badly needed by many people who don't know about it or have access to it.
PLEASE SHARE THIS INFORMATION WITH YOUR CONTACTS. A recent study shows that now at least 50% of Americans know someone with an opioid addiction. Those are just the people we know about. The training is free, takes a little over an hour, and we cover the cost of the medication afterwards. We will teach you how to recognize an OD, what to do and not do if you encounter one, as well as how to use naloxone to reverse the effects.
If you are unable to make this class time PLEASE contact us and we are more than happy to arrange for another time to get you trained. Please also spread the flyer below to anyone else you think might need naloxone. It's better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it!
***CVS now carries the medication at some locations in VA without a prescription. If someone is unable to attend a full training we recommend getting to a participating CVS asap (call first because not all of them are carrying it.) However, if you are able, we highly recommend taking a class to get the full training. Pharmacies are only able to provide brief instruction.