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Thursday, March 22, 2018

Opioid Learning Series: Response

6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Lexington Park Library. The sixth and final session of the Opioid Learning Series will include a brief overview entire Series, followed by information for community members on how to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose. Participants in this session will learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms of opioid overdose, the importance of calling 9-1-1 in medical emergencies, as well as how to administer naloxone and care for someone until emergency help arrives. Participants will also receive a free rescue kit that includes naloxone (NarcanŽ), a life-saving medication that may be able to restore the breathing of a person who has overdosed on heroin, fentanyl, or a prescription opioid drug like oxycodone, hydrocodone, morphine, or methadone. In partnership with the St. Mary's County Health Department. 301-863-8188

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