Opioid Awareness & Take Home Naloxone Distribution and Training

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When:
September 17, 2018 all-day
2018-09-17T00:00:00-06:00
2018-09-18T00:00:00-06:00
Where:
Redpoll Centre @ Shell Place
1 MacDonald Dr
Fort McMurray, AB T9H 5C5
Canada
Contact:
Kyla Prakash
780-288-8699

As you may know, Northern Alberta has been hit hard with opioid overdose related deaths, and in response to this opioid crisis we want to ensure all communities in Alberta have the education, awareness and skills to respond to an opioid overdose should they ever experience such a situation.

We encourage all to come and learn about;
– Definition and facts around the varying types of opioids
– Facts about Fentanyl and Carfenanil
– 2017 & current 2018 statistics
– Harm Reduction – definition, strategies, examples
– Symptoms & recognition of an opioid overdose
– Discussion on the qualities of naloxone
– How to respond to an opioid overdose using the SAVE ME steps
– How to use all the components in your take home naloxone kit (everyone gets their own kit to take home)
– Resources on addictions and mental health in your local area

Please feel free to share our poster on any social media platforms (twitter, Instagram, facebook, community websites, your website, community blogs, etc) with friends, family, professional staff and anyone in your community whom you feel would benefit from this free information training session. As this opioid crisis does not discriminate against age, gender, socioeconomic status and race, absolutely all are welcome. Due to our harsh winters and emergency response times being delayed, we want to ensure your community members have this life saving tool as we have all become first responders in this opioid crisis.
We truly believe that together, as individuals and as a community, we can make our streets, homes, schools and work places a safer place. We welcome and invite you to be apart of this great free opportunity!

Drop In Sessions:
11-11:45pm or
12-12:45pm or
1-1:45pm or
2-2:45pm