More Naloxone Kits and Training Sessions at Public Health and Wellness

July 1, 2016
Drug can reverse the effects of heroin overdose to prevent death

The Kentucky Harm Reduction Coalition will offer free Naloxone (also referred to by its brand name as Narcan) kits and training sessions on how to administer  it to reverse the effects of overdose from heroin and other opioid drugs to prevent death. 

Training sessions and free naloxone kits are open to the general public.  Agencies are welcome to attend the training, but free naloxone kits are limited to individual members of the general public. Each training session takes about 15 minutes to complete. 

Training sessions will be held continuously on Wednesday, July 6 from 3 to 5 p.m. and on Wednesday, July 27 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Department of Public Health and Wellness located at 400 E. Gray St.

Naloxone (also known as Narcan) is a medication called an “opioid antagonist” used to counter the effects of opioid overdose.  Naloxone is used in heroin and other opioid drug overdoses to counteract life-threatening depression of the central nervous system and respiratory system, allowing an overdose victim to breathe normally.

No registration or advance notice is required to attend the sessions