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Prevention Alliance of Dyersburg & Dyer County- Rx Take Back & Virtual Narcan Training
August 31, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
CONTACT FREE Rx Take Back and CONTACT FREE Virtual Narcan Training
International OverdoseAwareness Day is a global event held on August 31st each year and aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of drug-related death. It also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have died or had a permanent injury asa result of drug overdose. InternationalOverdose Awareness Day spreads the message that overdose death is preventable. Thousands of people die each year from drug overdose. They come from all walks of life. We should take steps to ensure we are doing all we can to protect our loved ones.
For instance, securing your medications will prevent children from accidental injury. Just as important, you should dispose of all unused and expired medications.
Our community has two permanent drop boxes for proper collection and disposal. Medications should not be flushed or dropped in the trash.
Visit either of our locations at the Dyer County Sheriff’s Office or the Newbern Police Dept.
Visit https://www.epa.gov/hwgenerators/collecting-and-disposing-unwanted-medicines for more information .
Lastly, be prepared for a worst case scenario. Carrying Narcan (Naloxone) can save a life. If you or a loved one is at risk for an opioid overdose (accidentally or otherwise), having Narcan is vital.
Want to do your part to show your support on International Overdose Awareness Day? Come see us on August 31st, 10am-12pm. We will be hosting a CONTACT FREE Prescription Drug Take Back and a CONTACT FREE Virtual Narcan Training. Trainees will receive an E-Certificate and Narcan Kit after course completion. Narcan (Naloxone) is a medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration to prevent overdose by opioids such as heroin, morphine, hydorcodone and oxycodone. It blocks opioid receptor sites, reversing the toxic effects of the overdose. It can provide you with the precious time needed until emergency responders arrive.
Need to lock up you precriptions and OTC medications? Any medication can be dangerous. Curious young minds or pills that resemble candy can be detrimental. With the increase of children receiving at home class instruction the need to secure dangerous substances is more important than ever! If you are unable to afford a lock box, FREE medication lock boxes will be available while our supplies last. Keeping medications secured is vital in preventing accidental overdoses.
Hope to see you August 31st!