In its effort to reduce opioid and prescription drug misuse the Town of East Hartford, in collaboration with the State of Connecticut's Department of Mental Health & Addition Services along with the Department of Public Health, will begin a public campaign called:
"CHANGE the SCRIPT"
As part of this campaign, East Hartford Youth Services is offering a FREE Naloxone (Narcan) training
February 28th from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Raymond Library!
Did you know:
- The State of CT had over 1,000 FATAL overdoes in 2017
- East Hartford had 17 RESIDENTS die of opioid overdoes in 2017
Get trained to help stop an Opioid overdose!
Naloxone (Narcan) SAVES lives.
- It is SAFE since it ONLY affects people with opioids in their system.
- It has NO abuse potential or street value.
- When overdosing a person’s automatic drive to breathe is diminished. Narcan "steals the spot" of the opioid in the brain receptor site for 30 - 90 minutes so breathing can resume.
- Works on ANY opioid (prescription or street)!
- Good Samaritan Laws protect those who administer Narcan during an overdose.
REGISTER today to learn more about this life saving medication and receive your own Narcan kit.
To receive a FREE kit you MUST be registered by Feb. 26, 2018
Register here or by calling 860-291-7179
Training will be held on Feb. 28th from 6:oo to 7:00pm
at Raymond Lirbary (840 Main Street, East Hartford).