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Attend a free training in Baltimore County

The Baltimore County Department of Health is offering a free, two-hour training on how to recognize, prevent and respond to an opioid overdose by using intra-nasal Naloxone, a prescription medication that is used to reverse an overdose. Training is scheduled for the following dates in 2017:

Wednesday, January 25*, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Drumcastle Government Center, Third Floor
6401 York Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21212

Wednesday, February 15*, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Pikesville Library
1301 Reisterstown Road
Pikesville, Maryland 21208

Tuesday, March 14, from 6 to 8 p.m.
First Baptist Church of Essex
911 Mace Avenue
Essex, Maryland 21221

Tuesday, April 4, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Hiss United Methodist Church
8700 Harford Road
Parkville, Maryland 21234

Tuesday, May 9, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Arbutus Library
855 Sulphur Spring Road
Arbutus, Maryland 21227

Wednesday, June 7, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Sollers Point Multi-Purpose Center
323 Sollers Point Road
Dundalk, Maryland 21212

*These training will be cancelled if Baltimore County Government closes due to inclement weather.

The training is aimed to reach those who are concerned about loved ones or friends who may be at risk for overdosing on heroin or prescription pain medication. In addition to learning about opioids, participants will be taught how to recognize, respond to and prevent an opioid overdose.

The session will teach registrants how to administer intra-nasal naloxone to reverse an overdose. Participants will receive a certificate of completion, prescription for naloxone that can be filled on site, and a kit containing information and other materials.

Pre-registration is required and seating is limited. Register online at www.baltimorecountymd.gov/odresponse  or call 410-887-3828.


Training is in observance of International Overdose Awareness Day

The Baltimore County Department of Health is hosting an Open House from 1 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 in observance of International Overdose Awareness Day. During this event, the public will be able to:

  • receive one-on-one overdose response training and certification, plus a kit containing naloxone.
  • meet with a substance use counselor to ask questions about anything related to substance use, how to access treatment, or how to help a loved one.
  • talk with a peer recovery specialist, who is a person in long-term recovery, to learn about how they can help someone who is having substance related problems.

All Open House activities will take place at the Eastern Family Resource Center, located at 9100 Franklin Square Drive, Suite 322 in Baltimore, Maryland 21237. 

International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held on August 31 each year and aims toraise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. It also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have met with death or permanent injury as a result of drug overdose. For more information visit, http://www.overdoseday.com.


Health Department offers free naloxone tarining

The Baltimore County Department of Health is offering a free, two-hour training on how to recognize, prevent and respond to an opioid overdose by using intra-nasal naloxone, a prescription medication that is used to reverse an overdose. Training is scheduled for the following dates:

Wednesday, August 17, from 6 to 8 p.m.
St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church (use Bank Street entrance in rear)
7834 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21224

Tuesday, August 23, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Hiss United Methodist Church – Friendship Hall
8700 Harford Road
Parkville, Maryland 21234

The training is aimed to reach those who are concerned about loved ones or friends who may be at risk for overdosing on heroin or prescription pain medication. In addition to learning about opioids, participants will be taught how to recognize, respond to and prevent an opioid overdose.

The session will teach registrants how to administer intra-nasal naloxone to reverse an overdose. Participants will receive a certificate of completion, prescription for naloxone that can be filled on site, and a kit containing information and other materials.

Pre-registration is required and seating is limited. Register online at www.baltimorecountymd.gov/odresponse  or call 410-887-3828.


 
 
Revised September 26, 2016