Narcan information and training to be offered at Darien Library
Opioid related overdose deaths in Connecticut have grown at 4 times the national average since 2012. Narcan (naloxone) is an opiate antidote. It blocks the effects of opioids and reverses an overdose.
How to Respond to an Overdose: Narcan Information and Training will be held on Wednesday April 4, from 7 to 8:30 p.m in the Darien Library Community Room. A training session and demonstration will be offered on how to acquire and administer Narcan. Free narcan kits will be distributed as part of the State Targeted Response Grant. There is a 30 person maximum, so please register online at www.darienlibrary.org/event/2045 to reserve your space.
Training will include:
- Overdose prevention strategies
- Signs and symptoms of an overdose
- How to administer naloxone (Narcan)
- The Good Samaritan Law
- Support Information & Resources
This event is co-sponsored by The Community Fund of Darien, Silver Hill Hospital and Communities 4 Action.
Trained individuals are allowed to possess and administer Narcan to a person having an overdose. Narcan kits are available courtesy of the State Targeted Response (STR) grant.
For more information, call Emily Larkin at The Community Fund of Darien at (203) 655-8775 or firstname.lastname@example.org