EVERETT, WA – Naloxone is a prescription nasal spray that temporarily blocks the effects of opioids. Its use has prevented thousands of fatal opioid overdoses in the United States.
Amy Hill, Opioid Outreach Specialist with Snohomish County Human Services, will offer a free public training session on naloxone at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22, at the Everett Public Library, 2702 Hoyt Avenue, in Everett.
The training will include an overview of what opioids and opiates are, how they affect our bodies, who is at risk for overdose, what an opioid overdose looks like, and how to reverse an overdose using naloxone.
In Washington state, anyone who may have or witness an opioid overdose can legally possess and administer naloxone. Naloxone will not be provided, but attendees will learn how they can obtain this life-saving medicine.
This program is free and open to the public, but space is limited. To register, call 425-257-8000. For more information, visit www.epls.org.