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Are you aware?
- In 2012, Lake County had 69+ opioid-related (heroin & Rx pain pills) accidental overdose deaths.
- Pain management Rx pills like vicodin, oxycodone, demerol, morphine, darvon, percodan, dilaudid are opioids that are commonly overprescribed, misused and overdosed on, and serve as the main links to heroin misuse.
- Last year, the average opioid user in Illinois was a white male under age 25. That assessment is becoming harder to track as more people from all demographics are showing up in emergency departments and sadly, morgues.
- Illinois has become a state in which more people die from drug overdoses than car accidents.
- Everyday in the U.S., approximately 100 people die from accidental drug overdoses.
- Overdose is PREVENTABLE and REVERSIBLE.
What is Naloxone?
Naloxone is an easy-to-use, lifesaving antidote to overdose from heroin or other opioids. Used in hospitals for decades, the medication has no abuse potential, costs as little as one dollar for a lifesaving dose and can be administered with basic training. Please visit naloxoneinfo.org for more info.
What will you learn about/take away from this training?
- Information about the 911 Good Samaritan Law.
- Signs and symptoms of opioid misuse.
- Long term & short term effects of opioids.
- How to recognize when someone is overdosing on opioids.
- The steps to take in order to assess an overdose situation.
- How to save a person's life from opioid overdose.
- How to guide someone who is misusing opioids or who has overdosed in seeking out treatment resources for help.
- The support and resources that are available for individuals and their families across Lake County for assistance in any stage of addiction and/or recovery.
- You will receive 2 FREE Naloxone kits, a video and other helpful materials.
Who can get trained to administer Naloxone?
According to Illinois' Overdose Prevention Act, any layperson 18 years of age or older can get trained. This will allow them to possess and administer Naloxone to a person having an overdose. Physicians may also train individuals who can then go on to train other individuals (this is called “train the trainer” model).
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Who should I contact with questions?
Chelsea Laliberte - 847.814.3988, firstname.lastname@example.org
Laura Fry - 847.636.7162, email@example.com