Free Narcan training session will be held Dec. 12

    Drug Free Adams County, the Opioid Task Force and Adams County Cares are offering a free Narcan training from 12-1 p.m.  Dec. 12 at Adams Memorial Hospital. Online registration is required via Eventbrite at www.eventbrite.com (or search eventbrite.com for Narcan in Decatur). Seating is limited.  
    Naloxone (Narcan) is an opiate antidote which reverses an opioid overdose in much the same manner as an EpiPen (epinephrine injection) reverses an allergic reaction. Opioids include heroin and prescription pain pills like OxyContin, Percocet, Methadone and Vicodin. When a person is overdosing from an opioid, their central nervous system and respiration system is depressed and breathing slows or stops. Naloxone blocks the effects of opioids and reverses the effects of an overdose.
    It cannot be used to get a person high. If given to one who has not taken opioids, it will not have any effect on them, since there are no opioids in their system to reverse.  
    Overdose Lifeline, Inc. is an Indiana 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to carry the message of HOPE to individuals, families, and communities affected by the disease of addiction/substance use. The organization was founded in 2014 by Justin Phillips after the loss of her middle son Aaron, to a heroin overdose. The nonprofits' programs and initiatives focus on impacting the opioid (pain pill and heroin) epidemic through education, harm reduction, prevention and support. 
 

Date: 
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm