Free naloxone training offered to save a life
A free community naloxone training is being offered on Thursday, April 21, from 7 – 8:15 p.m. at Bloomfield Hills High School in order to save lives from opioid overdoes.
The Alliance of Coalitions for Healthy Communities, the Birmingham Bloomfield Community Coalition, Bloomfield Hills Schools, Bloomfield Township, the Bloomfield Township Police and Fire departments, and the BHS PTOC Health and Wellness Committee have joined together to provide a free live naloxone training.
Naloxone, sold under the brand name Narcan among others, is a medication used to reverse the effects of opioids. It is commonly used to counter decreased breathing in opioid overdose. Naloxone works by blocking the effects of opiates on the brain and by restoring breathing. Naloxone will only work if a person has opiates in their system, and will not work with other drugs.
Everyone who attends the April 21 training will be trained on the proper administration of Intra-Nasal Narcan, the overdose reversal drug, as well as new trending drugs that are prevalent in the community.
Attendees must be at least 14 years of age to receive a Save A Life kit, which includes two doses of 4 mg. Nasal Narcan.
Pre-registration is encouraged but not required. Those interested can register at the following link: https://forms.gle/FcDBpgb1QeqY6Uj26
For more information, contact the Alliance at (248) 221-7101.