The Virginia Department of Health’s LENOWISCO Health District will offer training in coming days on opioid overdose recognition and reversal using Narcan®, and will provide Narcan® (naloxone) at no cost to those completing the short training session.

Training classes are routinely held monthly at local health departments in Lee, Scott and Wise counties and will teach professionals, stakeholders and any concerned community member how to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose emergency. The class also covers risk factors for opioid overdoses.

The training takes 30 minutes or less, is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is not required. This service is available on a walk-in basis monthly at these dates, times and locations:

• Wise County Health Department, 134 Roberts Ave., SW, Wise: June 26, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

• Lee County Health Department, 134 Hill St., Jonesville: June 27, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

• Scott County Health Department, 190 Beech St., Suite 102, Gate City: June 17, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information, contact district health educators Dan Hunsucker at 276/298-6657 or Daniel.Hunsucker@vdh.virginia.gov, or Melanie Deel at 276/328-1904 or Melanie.Deel@vdh.virginia.gov.

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