County Health Department offers overdose training

| December 10, 2014 | 2 Comments

heroinThe Anne Arundel County Department of Health’s Adult Addiction Program is offering free training and certification to community members on the use of intranasal naloxone, a prescription medicine to reverse an opioid overdose and prevent death. The training is for family members, friends and the associates of any individual who is using and at risk of overdosing on heroin or prescription pain medications. The training is also for treatment program and transitional housing staff.

 Training sessions will be held at Department of Health sites in Annapolis and Glen Burnie on the following dates:

Behavioral Health Building. 122 North Langley Road, Glen Burnie, MD 21060

• Wednesday, January 7, 2015 – 10:00 a.m. to noon

• Thursday, February 19, 2015 – 10:00 a.m. to noon

Health Services Building, 3 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis, MD 21401 (Use Front Entrance)

• Tuesday, January 13, 2015 – 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

• Tuesday, February 10, 2015 – 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

After completing the 2-hour training, certified trainees will receive a prescription for a naloxone kit that they can fill at certain pharmacies. The kit contains naloxone to administer to victims of an opioid overdose. Naloxone cannot be used to get “high” and is not addictive.

To register and for more information, call the Adult Addiction Program at 410-222-0100, Monday through Friday between 5:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

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