May 9, 2014

Free Training on Opioid Overdose Response

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) invites the public and County law enforcement personnel to one of two free training sessions on recognizing and responding to an opioid overdose. Opioids are prescription pain medications and heroin. Residents 18 years of age and above who are concerned about a friend, family member or an associate with an opioid addiction are urged to attend.

The sessions will be held in Rockville on Tuesday, May 20, from 6 – 8 p.m. in the Executive Office Building, 101 Monroe St. and on Wednesday, June 18, from 1– 3 p.m. at 401 Hungerford Dr.

Participants will learn how to identify an opioid, recognize and respond to an opioid overdose and administer Naloxone, a prescription medication that reverses the effects of an opioid overdose.

Registration is required. Call 240-777-4723 or 240-777-3969.

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