Baltimore County Offers Free Opioid Overdose Response Training

Baltimore County is offering free training to those who may be concerned that a loved one is at risk for overdosing on heroin or prescription pain medication. The two-hour course will teach participants how to prevent and respond to an opioid overdose by using naloxone. This is a medication that can be used to reverse an opioid overdose.

As posted on the Baltimore County Department of Health website:

Training Information:

Tuesday, August 19, 6 to 8 p.m.
Drumcastle Government Center
6401 York Road, Third Floor, Main Conference Room
Baltimore, Maryland 21212

Upon completion of the training participants will receive a certificate, a prescription for naloxone, and a kit containing naloxone.

Preregistration is required. For more information or to preregister visit the Baltimore County Department of Health.

Opioid abuse will also be discussed at MACo’s Summer Conference in two sessions – one looking at the issue from a public health perspective, and one from a public safety perspective.

Learn more about MACo’s 2014 Summer Conference:

Contact Meetings & Events Director Virginia White with questions about Summer Conference.

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