It can happen to someone you love, and you may only have minutes to help save a life. Opioid drug overdoses claim many lives, but there are ways you can help prevent a death.

Connetquot Cares Coalition will host a free Narcan training program on Wednesday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m. Narcan can treat a narcotic overdose in an emergency.

The training program will be held virtually because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Participants will receive a certificate of completion and an emergency resuscitation kit that includes Naloxone.

According to the National Institutes of Health, "Naloxone is a medication designed to rapidly reverse opioid overdose. It is an opioid antagonist—meaning that it binds to opioid receptors and can reverse and block the effects of other opioids. It can very quickly restore normal respiration to a person whose breathing has slowed or stopped as a result of overdosing with heroin or prescription opioid pain medications."

Registration for the free Narcan training program is open to the first 50 people ages 18 and older. Advance registration is required and can be completed using this online form.

The training is presented by the National Guard Counterdrug Task Force and held in collaboration with Community Action for Social Justice.

Schedules

  • Occurred Wednesday, November 18th, 2020 @ 7:00 pm