People can get training in the use of naloxone, the opioid overdose treatment drug, during an event Saturday, April 8 at Mountain Empire Community College.
One Care of Southwest Virginia is sponsoring the training event at 10 a.m. in the Goodloe Center. There is no cost to attend. The event will last about one hour.
An opioid overdose can cause a person to stop breathing and die. Naloxone, a prescription drug, counteracts the effect of an opioid on the brain and allows the person to resume respiration.
The training is part of REVIVE, a state program that makes naloxone available to people who are trying to save the life of a family member or friend, according to a press release. The program involves the state Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, the Department of Health, the Department of Health Professions and several drug recovery organizations.
Questions? Call 276/971-6097.