Free prescription opioid, heroin training available Jan. 24

Published 9:27 am Friday, January 18, 2019

ST. JOSEPH — The Southwest Michigan Families Against Narcotics chapter, Community Healing Center and the Voice Change Hope Alliance is sponsoring a free prescription opioid and heroin overdose prevention education. 

The event will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24 at Carol’s Hope, 4032 S. M139 in St. Joseph. Those attending should go through the rear entrance meeting room.

Those who complete the training will receive a free naloxone kit. Naloxone is the antidote for an opiate overdose that can help reverse the effects of an overdose that can result in death. 

Overdose prevention and detection training can be provided to any teenager or adult.  Naloxone will only be distributed to a person who is 18 years and older who complete the 90-minute training. Teenagers 14 years and older are encouraged to attend the training to help identify the signs of overdose in order to call for help.

For more information, call (269) 580-8290.  Reservations are recommended.