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Drug Overdose Prevention Training

Learn how you can save the life of someone you love.

WHAT: UPMC East and Prevention Point Pittsburgh partner to present a special program offering direct training in Naloxone (also known as Narcan), which is used to treat narcotic drug overdoses.
 
WHY: More Pennsylvanians die from drug overdoses each year than in car accidents — and Allegheny County ranks second in the state in the number of overall drug overdoses.
 
PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS:
 
• Learn the symptoms of a drug overdose — and the steps you should and should not take
• Discover why Naloxone works
• Receive hands-on training on how to administer Naloxone
• Get details about the new overdose prevention law, PA Act 139

o Naloxone will be available to those in need of a take-home supply.*

*Provided by Prevention Point Pittsburgh

WHO:
 
• Anyone affected by narcotic drug addition
 
• Featured speaker: Alice Bell, L.C.S.W., Overdose Prevention Project Coordinator, Prevention Point Pittsburgh
 
WHEN: 9 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015
 
WHERE: UPMC East Conference Center, Ground Level, 2775 Mosside Blvd., Monroeville, Pa., 15146
 
Light refreshments will be served and parking is free. Reservations are required. To register, call 412-357-3700.

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