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Graham County Community Overdose Prevention Training

August 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Sonoran Prevention Works and  will be hosting a 2-hour community Overdose Recognition, Response, and Naloxone administration training at Eastern AZ College Activities Center.Gila/Galuiro Room 1018 N College Ave, Thatcher, AZ 85552  on Monday, August 12th from 5:30-730pm.

People who use or have a history of using drugs (prescribed or non-prescription), friends & family members, and ALL members of the community are WELCOME and encouraged to attend!

Interested members of law enforcement, behavioral health providers, medical personnel, and other professionals should attend the Professional Training, which will be held at General Services Building 921 W. Thatcher Blvd., Safford, AZ 85546 Assembly Rm. on Wednesday August 14th from 10am-12pm.

Naloxone (Narcan) is an easy-to-use medication that when administered in time, can prevent death due to opioid overdose.  Common opioids include heroin, OxyContin, codeine, Percocet, and Vicodin.

Participants of this training will learn:

– The basics of Harm Reduction
–  Overdose Statistics Nationally and Locally here in AZ
-Fentanyl: Myths and Reality
-Stigma
– The laws addressing Naloxone possession, distribution, and administration
– How to recognize if someone is overdosing
– How Naloxone reverses an overdose
– How to respond to an opioid overdose using Naloxone
– How to create an overdose plan

This training is FREE and every attendee will receive free intramuscular Naloxone kits!
There is no need to register for this event

Questions at cthomas@spwaz.org or 520-402-7748

Details

Date:
August 12
Time:
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Venue

Eastern AZ College Activities Center
1018 N College Ave - Gila/Galuiro Room
Thatcher, AZ 85552 United States
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