Community training to prevent opioid overdoses set for Dec. 2

Learn to end overdose deaths by carrying Naloxone/Narcan, a life-saving medication, at a free training open to anyone in the Prescott community.

Prescott Community Overdose Prevention and Emergency Preparedness Training will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St., Founders Suite A and B.

Attendees will learn how to prevent, recognize and respond to an opioid overdose, including how to use Naloxone/Narcan. People who use or have a history of using opioids, people in recovery, friends and family members, health care professionals, behavioral health and treatment providers are encouraged to attend.

Free Naloxone kits will be provided.

The training is hosted by Sonoran Prevention Works.

Since September 2016, SPW has dispensed 15,142 free naloxone kits and had 1,420 reported uses of the medication to revive and overdose victim.

RSVP to Turiya Coll at tcoll@spwaz.org or 602-435-4233.

Information from Sonoran Prevention Works.