Free Opioid Overdose Response Training Scheduled
The Garrett County Health Department has scheduled a free Opioid Overdose Response Training for Tuesday, December 5, at their Oakland Office, beginning at 3:30 p.m. Persons 18 and older who complete the training will receive Naloxone to administer to a person who is overdosing. For more information or to register, call 301-334-7730 or 301-895-3111.
“The Garrett County Health Department is working hard to prevent all forms of drug and alcohol abuse as well as to provide excellent out-patient treatment in our clinics,” said Garrett County’s Health Officer Bob Stephens. “With the nation-wide drug epidemic, we feel compelled and morally obligated to help individuals survive an overdose in order to get them into treatment and recovery.”
Drug overdose deaths are a leading cause of injury death in the United States – having surpassed motor vehicle crashes. The overdose prevention course covers recognizing the signs and symptoms of an overdose, activating emergency response, rescue breathing, administration of Naloxone, recovery support, and follow up treatment.
Additional Opioid Overdose Response Trainings will be scheduled in 2018.