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45580 Woodward Ave
Pontiac, MI  48341  - USA

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Narcan Training

 

Naloxone (Narcan) Distribution Program

A 30 minute training and distribution of a Naloxone Kit offered monthly at the Gary Burnstein Community Health Clinic. Learn how to safely use and get a medication (Naloxone) that can save the lives of those experiencing an opioid overdose.  Training is provided by Bryan's HOPE.

 

On average, 115 Americans die every day from opioid overdose

 

2018 Naloxone training  (1-1:30 PM) 

  • March 28 
  • April 25 
  • May 30
  • June 27
  • July 25
  • August 29
  • September 26
  • October 24
  • November 28
  • December 19

 

To register please contact Jeannie at:

Call 248-410-4163 or Email Bryanshopeorg@gmail.com

 

Trainings take place at the:

 Gary Burnstein Community Health Clinic

 45580 Woodward Ave,

Pontiac, MI 48341

 

 

 

What are opioids?

Opioids are medications used to relieve pain.

  • Three types include prescription, fentanyl, and heroin
  • Common prescription opioids are Norco, Vicodin, and Morphine (oxycodone and hydrocodone)

 

How can an opioid overdose happen?

  • When a person overdoses on illegal substances, such as heroin
  • Accidentally taking an extra dose of prescription medications, deliberately abusing prescription medications, mixing opioids with other medications or with alcohol
  • Taking a prescription opioid prescribed for someone other than yourself

 

What are some ways to prevent this?

  • Know the signs and symptoms of an opioid overdose

     Small, constricted pupils

     Falling asleep, loss of consciousness, not responding

     Shallow breathing

     Pale blue, or cold skin

  • Call 911 at the first signs of an overdose! Michigan is one of many states that has a 911 drug immunity law. This protects the overdosing person as well as the caller from criminal charges
  • Become trained in ways to reverse an opioid overdose

 

Why should I learn how to reverse an opioid overdose?

  • Since the rate of opioid overdoses has increased significantly in the United States, you may know someone who has been abusing these medications
  • Studies indicate that many people who die from opioid overdose have failed to receive proper medical attention because their friends, family, and witnesses delay or refrain from calling 911 in fear of police involvement
  • Brain damage and other harm to the body can be prevented with the administration of a medication called naloxone

 

How can I reverse an opioid overdose?

  • A medication called naloxone is available to the general public, which is a non-addictive, life-saving drug that can quickly reverse the life threatening effects of an opioid overdose.
  • You can get naloxone at any pharmacy without a prescription.
  • While this medication can be obtained over the counter at most pharmacies, it is also important to learn when to give the medicine, as well as how to administer it
  • GBCHC with Bryan's HOPE offers 30 minute classes on the 4th Wednesday of each month to teach you how to use this potentially life-saving medication (see above for available class dates)

For more information please visit:  https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/index.html