8/31: NARCAN® 101—Why Carry It?
NARCAN® 101—Why Carry It?
Tuesday, August 31
3:00-4:00pm on the library lawn
Did you know that overdoses and relapses are at an all time high? Did you know NARCAN® is used to treat elderly patients who may accidentally take too much medication? Or for children who accidentally get into their parents medicine cabinet?
In this talk with Sherri Talbot, Sweetser’s OPTIONS clinician for Lincoln County, you’ll learn what NARCAN® is, how it works, how it’s used, and why everyone should carry it.
The Overdose Prevention Through Intensive Outreach Naloxone and Safety (OPTIONS) initiative is a coordinated effort of the Maine Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) and other state agencies to improve the health of Mainers using substances through harm reduction strategies, helping them on the road to recovery, and dramatically reducing the number of fatal and non-fatal drug overdoses.
August 31 is International Overdose Awareness Day.