September 17, 2019

Life-Saving Narcan Training Offered This Evening, All Welcome

Would you like to be able to do something in the event of an opioid overdose happening near you?

The Lyme-Old Lyme Prevention Coalition is hosting a Community Narcan Training session Thursday, Jan. 24, at 6:30 p.m. in Old Lyme’s Memorial Town Hall

The purpose of this training is to put the opioid reversal agent, Naloxone, in the hands of the community, and the family and friends of individuals at risk of overdose. Lymes’ Youth Service Bureau (LYSB) Director Mary Seidner commented to LymeLine.com, “We are so pleased that the Prevention Coalition is hosting this event. It’s another way to make our community stronger and safer.”

Seidner explained that funding for the program is coming from a State Targeted Response Grant for Opioid Awareness in the community that LYSB was recently awarded. She continued, “It’s so important for people to get trained how to use Narcan. You never know when you might find yourself dealing with an overdose situation related to someone in your life.”

At the completion of the training, all attendees will receive a (2pk) Naloxone Nasal Spray kit.

The training session includes:
. Overdose Prevention Strategies
. Signs & Symptoms of Overdose
. How to Administer Naloxone
. Good Samaritan Law
. Support Information & Resources

The training will be presented by Rayallen Bergman, Community Coordinator, SERAC (Southeastern CT Regional Action Council)

Registration for the event would be appreciated at lysb.org for planning purposes, but walk-in’s are welcome too.

For information or questions, contact Lymes’ Youth Service Bureau at 860-434-7208 or www.lysb.org

Every time a life is saved, that person has an opportunity to enter into treatment and get the support they need to recover.

The Lyme-Old Lyme Prevention Coalition always welcomes new members of all ages and backgrounds. The group meets monthly at LYSB alternating between morning and evening meetings. For more information, visit http://lysb.org/resources/lolpreventioncoalition/

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