Sat, Dec 22|
PEER Wellness Center
Overdose Awareness & Reversal Training for Sober Housing Managers
Free Training for Sober/Transitional Housing Managers in the Treasure Valley on Accidental Opiate Overdose and Reversal Training by Chris Meacham from the Addiction Policy Forum & Monica Forbes from PEER Wellness Center!
Time & Location
Dec 22, 2018, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
PEER Wellness Center, 5371 West Franklin Road, Boise, ID 83705, USA
About The Event
In 2016, there were more than 63,600 drug overdose deaths in the United States, of which more than 42,000 involved opioids. Preliminary data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) puts the 2017 figure at a staggering 72,000 lives lost to drug overdose, but what the data does not convey is the human toll of this epidemic: we are losing over 174 lives a day, our children, parents, friends and neighbors.
These tragedies can be prevented. Naloxone is a medication that can reverse opioid overdoses. It is bystander-administered, and learning how to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose is one step we can all take to help save a life.
People who have had a nonfatal overdose are at heightened risk of fatal overdose. With the necessary support, a nonfatal overdose can become an opportunity for intervention, and is a time to provide compassion, tools and resources to our most vulnerable patients and their families.
Join Chris Meacham from the Addiction Policy Forum on 12/22/18 from 1p-3p at PEER Wellness Center - 5371 W Franklin Road - Boise, ID 83705 as he presents Addiction Policy Forum’s Overdose Reversal Toolkit contains training videos on how to recognize and respond to an overdose, information about how to administer naloxone, harm reduction education, resources and further reading.
Registration is limited for please register as soon as possible.