In response to community concern surrounding opioid-related overdoses, the City of Portland’s Public Health Division will be hosting an Overdose Recognition and Response training on Thursday, April 13, 2017. Attendees will learn the signs and symptoms of an opioid overdose, how to respond, including the use of naloxone, and the importance of activating the first responder system.
“It is our hope to engage community members in a meaningful way and to educate and prepare them to be active bystanders in the event they witness an opioid overdose. We encourage local business owners, concerned citizens, and friends and loved ones of those struggling with substance use disorders to attend," said Bridget Rauscher, Substance Use Prevention Program Coordinator.
Community resources, including prescriptions for naloxone, will be available. This event is free and open to the public.
WHEN: Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 5:30 PM
WHERE: State of Maine Room, City Hall, 2nd Floor, 389 Congress Street, Portland