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Health dept. hosts Naloxone training every Wednesday

August 24, 2018

CHARLESTON — The Kanawha-Charleston Health Department and Putnam County Health Department, in conjunction with the University of Charleston School of Pharmacy, offers Naloxone training classes at 12:30 p.m. every each Wednesday at the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department, 108 Lee St., Charleston.

Dr. Lindsay Acree from the University of Charleston School of Pharmacy provides the training.

Those completing the training receive two doses of Naloxone, which were provided to the health department through grants and donations.

Naloxone education and training are recommended for anyone who may be in the position to save a life with Naloxone, particularly first responders, friends and family members and those suffering from addiction. Providing Naloxone training is part of the health departments’ ongoing harm reduction efforts, according to a news release.

Education is provided on administering the medication and how the person receiving the medication may react.

“This training could allow a person to save a life,” Acree said in the news release.

Naloxone is a life-saving medication used to reverse the effects of opioids in response to an overdose.

The training is free. Call 304-348-6493 for more information.

“This training could allow a person to save a life.”

Dr. Lindsay Acree from the University of Charleston School of Pharmacy

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