Overdose Education & Naloxone Distribution (OEND) Training
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (CST)
Vernon Hills, IL
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
When & Where
Live4Lali was founded in memory of Alex N. Laliberte who tragically passed away on December 15, 2008 at 20 years old from an opiate (including heroin) overdose. He is one of thousands of overdose casualties during a prevalent time in America's history of drugs - the resurgence of heroin - in addition to the rise of opiate rx pain medication abuse. The new face of heroin/opiates looks exactly like you. These drugs do not discriminate based on age, race, creed, gender or class of any kind.
Live4Lali's main focus is to create awareness regarding drugs, drug use/misuse, substance use disorder/addiction and overdose prevention. We are also committed to the following initiatives:
- Partnering with Lake County communities to deliver customizable learning opportunities regarding drug misuse, addiction and its effect on families/loved ones, and opioids (heroin and rx pain pills) and overdose prevention.
- Speaking at local, state and national events on prevention, awareness and as impacted individuals.
- Providing Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution (OEND) at various Lake County locations along with a monthly training at Kiva Recovery in Vernon Hills.
- Working with local youth nonprofit groups to fund activity scholarship programs for underprivileged youths.
- Community-wide implementation of comprehensive opioid awareness and overdose prevention strategies.
- Collaborating with other nonprofit groups in the area to continue the mission at hand: Lake County and the Chicagoland area’s awareness of drugs, drug misuse, harm reduction and overdose prevention.
To learn more, please go to www.live4lali.org or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org