Maryland Blogger: Free Naloxone Training, Medication to Reverse Opioid Overdose

Free Naloxone Training, Medication to Reverse Opioid Overdose

Free Naloxone Training, Medication to Reverse Opioid Overdose

 

Take part in a free training on January 23rd from 1 to 2:30 PM at the Bethesda Chevy Chase Rescue Squad (located on 5020 Battery Lane Bethesda, MD 20814) where you will learn how to reduce unintentional, life-threatening poisonings related to the ingestion of opioids.

If you are at least 18-years old and concerned about a friend, family member or an associate with an opioid use disorder, this training is for you. Naloxone is a prescription medication that reverses the effects of an opioid overdose. Tips on overdose prevention and resources detailing local and national resources will also be provided to participants. To sign up, please call 240-777-1836 or email overdoseresponseprogram@montgomerycountymd.gov

Sign language interpreter services will be provided only upon request with notice as far in advance as possible, but no less than 3 full business days advance notice, prior to the day of the event. To request sign language interpreter services or other accommodations to participate in the activity, please call 240-777-1836.

 

This is a Department of Health and Human Services, in Montgomery County, Maryland, announcement.

 

Also, the nasal spray version of naloxone can be bought without a prescription so you can have it available in a first aid kit. Anyone can purchase NARCAN Nasal Spray directly from a pharmacist. All major pharmacy chains (such as CVS, Walgreen's, and RiteAid) stock NARCAN Nasal Spray. The cost is usually around $80.

 

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Comment balloon 13 commentsRoy Kelley • January 07 2020 04:44PM

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Good morning, Roy Kelley we should all be thankful that there IS an antidote for opioid overdoses, whether we know someone or not....we are surrounded by opioids and they do not discriminate.... all socio-economic groups are subject to this....

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) 5 months ago

Good morning Roy. In the world we live in this type of training is necessary. Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) 5 months ago

The world of drug use is very scary and I feel so bad for those that get caught up in that world.

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Arizona Focus Realty) 5 months ago

A good thing to do, Roy, but so sad that this kind of training is even necessary.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Realty) 5 months ago

Good morning, Roy!

WOW! I haven't heard about Naloxone Training, Medication to reverse Opiod Overdose. I hope it will be successful! I wonder if the Rescue Squad has plans to go directly to seniors at Assisted Living facilities or other places where seniors are gathered to provide this training? 

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) 5 months ago

I have yet to take this training Roy Kelley but I should as I am involved in jail ministry and know addicts through it.

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor (Ward County Notary Services) 5 months ago

Oh my Roy, I'm not familiar with this procedure, but this is an important message to those who may need this treatment...

Posted by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Home and Condo Specialists (The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803) 5 months ago

Opioid addiction is one of the saddest situations in our society right now. It doesn't discriminate either. Rich and poor - young and old.  I'm grateful there is an antidote for an overdose, but wish we could get to the root of the addictions and deal with the big pharma companies who knew the huge risk of taking these drugs. I had a dental procedure last year (implant placed in my jaw) and the dentist insisted I take a prescription - it was for 30 days of Oxycontin. He was afraid I might be in pain over the weekend and wanted to make sure I had something to take.  I tore it up. My goodness, and the pain level was easily managed with advil. 

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) 5 months ago

 Roy, great public post and know that so many are addicted to opioids around the county.  Hope this helps.

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) 5 months ago

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 5 months ago

Naloxone is an increasingly important antidote to opiod overdose.  And, like Barbara Todaro wrote, "we are surrounded by opioids and they do not discriminate.... all socio-economic groups are subject to this...."

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 5 months ago

Your feedback is always welcome and is very much appreciated.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 5 months ago

Make it a habit to post a daily reblog. It is an easy way to pay it forward.

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