Register for free Narcan Training at the Library

Southborough Public Health is offering free training for using a drug to reverse opioid overdoses

At a training this month, member of the public can receive supplies and training to help reverse opoid overdoses.

The Southborough Health Department and Greater Boroughs Partnership for Health are providing Narcan, and the training required to use it, for free.

The life-saving training session is in town, and will only take a half hour.

Pre-registration is required (here) and space is limited. The event will be held at the Southborough Library on Tuesday, February 21st from 4:00 – 4:30 pm..

Narcan Training flyerThe event page explains:

Narcan is the brand name of the generic naloxone and is a life-saving medication that can reverse an overdose from opioids – including heroin, fentanyl, and prescription medications – when given in time.

This Free Narcan training will provide participants with a brief training on how to recognize an opioid overdose, when and how to use Narcan, and a free kit to take home. The kit includes:

  • 2 doses of Narcan
  • Fentanyl test strips with instructions
  • Face shield
  • Instructions on Narcan administration
  • Recovery resource guide

An event flyer promotes:

Nearly 40% of overdose deaths occur while a bystander is present. Narcan access for bystanders can help save lives.

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