Naloxone Lifesaving Training at Greenwich Library

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Narcan®, a branded naloxone nasal spray is FDA-approved, ready-to-use, naloxone nasal spray intended for use by laypersons in non-healthcare settings. It came to market in late February and is available throughout the country. Photo: Adapt Pharma

Naloxone is an antidote for an opioid overdose. This presentation “Heroin & Opiate Use and The Benefits of Naloxone” includes an overview of opiate use in Connecticut and Greenwich with discussion on risk factors for opioid dependence and addiction.

Learn how to identify an overdose, administer naloxone, and take immediate follow-up recovery steps. This lifesaving training is appropriate for all community members.

On Wednesday, Sept. 28 from 12:00 to 1:00pm, speakers from Communities 4 Action and Silver Hill Hospital will give a presentation at the Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Ave.

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At a press conference called by Governor Malloy in September, a pharmacist referred to this generic Naloxone as the poor man’s antidote.   Credit: Leslie Yager

See also:

Frank Talk on Overdose Awareness: Gov Malloy Joins Local Officials and a Recovering Addict

Frank Talk on Drugs Including Molly, Fentanyl, Heroin and Newcomer W-18

Communities 4 Action Presents Leslie Yager with Media Champion Award

Enter: Heroin – Greenwich’s New Reality

Addiction and the Power of Denial in Greenwich

Heroin in the Suburbs: Signs of Addiction in Your Kid & How to Reduce the Risk

Statewide Initiative Targeting Distributors of Heroin & Opioids that Cause OD Deaths

Search Warrant Turns up 60 Bags of Heroin Packaged for Sale by Greenwich Woman

Heroin OD Death of 26-Year-Old Greenwich Man Resulted in Arrest of Alleged Brooklyn Drug Dealer

Talk Turns to Heroin in Greenwich: The Drug Has Worked its Way into Every Segment of Society


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