Narcan Training Event
On December 6th we had the privilege of hosting a Narcan Training Event at the Glen Nelson Center. The training was presented by the Steve Rummler HOPE Network and was attended by local business and community members.
Every day, more than 115 people in the United States die after overdosing on opioids, including prescription pain pills, heroin, fentanyl, and fentanyl analogs. During 2017 alone, there were over 47,000 fatal overdoses involving opioids, that is roughly 1 every 11 minutes. With drug overdose now being the leading cause of accidental death in the United States, we felt compelled to host a special training on how to use Narcan, the life-saving medication used to block the effects of opioids.
In addition to receiving training and free Narcan, we were honored to host local leaders to share an update on how the country is addressing this epidemic and what we as a community can do to help. Jordan Hansen from Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation spoke about the state of addiction and recovery and Senator Chris Eaton shared updates on opioid legislation in Minnesota. Randy Anderson from the Steve Rummler HOPE Network taught the group how to recognize the signs of an overdose before training everyone on to properly administer Narcan.
We want to thank everyone who attended the training to learn more about opioid use disorder, how to handle a crisis situation and administer the life-saving medication Narcan. We would also like to offer a special thank you to the Steve Rummler HOPE Network, Jordan Hansen and Senator Chris Eaton. We are fortunate to have such passionate and dedicated leaders in our recovery community. To check out all of the photos from the event, click here.
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To learn more about how you can host a Narcan Training, please contact the Steve Rummler HOPE Network.