Many people want to know what they can do to help fight against the opioid epidemic sweeping the country. It is a complex problem with a complex solution, but one of the easiest ways to make a difference and save lives is to get trained to administer Naloxone. Critics of Naloxone argue that it gives people a "free pass" to use and that it is a band-aid of a solution to a bigger problem.
We couldn't disagree more. What Naloxone DOES do is give someone who is addicted another chance. While it is entirely possible that someone who was revived with Naloxone could overdose again the following week, it is equally possible that person could enter treatment and find the help that they so desperately need.
In addition to offering people another chance at recovery, Naloxone could also save a child, a pet or an elderly person who has accidentally overdosed and needs assistance.
The trainings are held at the Your Choice office, 440 S. Lapham Street, Unit D, Oconomowoc, WI 53066
Register for a training!
This training teaches participants to respond to an opioid-associated overdose emergency and is appropriate for members of the community, family, friends, and bystanders. Each training includes a Narcan kit.
Other community Narcan trainings:
Monday, October 7th - 6pm to 7pm - Holy Cross Church Menomonee Falls -
Wednesday, October 23rd - 5:30p to 7pm - ProHealth West Wood Health & Fitness Center
Monday, October 28th - 6pm to 7pm - Menomonee Falls Public Library
Tuesday, November 12th - 6pm to 7pm - Community Memorial Hospital
THESE TRAININGS ARE FREE AND OPNE TO THE PUBLIC!
Interested in having a training for your work, school or community group? Contact us at 262-354-8344 to schedule a training!
Funding for this activity was made possible in part by the Wisconsin Prescription Drug/Opioid Overdose-Related Deaths Prevention Project (WI-PDO) from SAMHSA grant #SP022112