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Overdose Awareness & Narcan Training
June 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
We are in the midst of a nationwide opioid crisis. In 2016, 42,249 lives were lost in the United States. This is five times higher than the number of deaths in 1999, and by comparison, opioids killed more people in 2016 than were killed in car accidents, by guns or from breast cancer. In Washington state alone, opiates were involved in 1,102 deaths in 2016.* These numbers don’t include the countless overdose reversals occurring daily by friends, family members, first responders, police officers, librarians, teachers, social service workers and more.
Narcan reverses opioid overdose and saves lives. In this workshop we will explore who is at risk of overdose, what causes overdose, what overdose looks like and how to reverse an overdose with narcan. Presented by Interfaith Works.
Free and open to the public!
Enter through the community room door on Franklin in between State & 4th. ADA accessible space.
*Source: Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, 2017)