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Opioid Addiction 101

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Oasis Center

191 Charlotte Street

Asheville, NC 28803

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Help destigmatize heroin & opioid addiction, and learn how to care for those around us who are struggling. Let's get real and get stereotypes out of the way. Workshop includes overdose reversal training.

Destigmatization and harm reduction begins with developing an honest and realistic understanding of what heroin addiction actually looks like.

Co-facilitated by Virgil Hayes of the North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition (NCHRC) and SeekHealing co-founder Jennifer Nicolaisen, this seminar will explain what opioids are, describe the many different types that exist, and clarify how and why people use them. We'll explore uncomfortable questions about why some people get addicted and others don’t, and introduce you to some core harm reduction principles that will reframe your concept of addiction — a framework that demands more compassion for both yourself and the people around you.

We’ll also talk about the biological details of what happens during an overdose, as well as what happens in a person’s body during detox/withdrawal. We’ll illuminate some uncomfortable realities of the addiction rehab industry and explain why the new framework is necessary. As part of this training, you will receive a Naloxone overdose reversal kit and training in how to use it.

This is a no questions asked, donation-based course that is open to all. We kindly ask that you choose a donation amount that feels appropriate for you from $0-$40. Any contribution will go directly to paying for naloxone kits and other operating costs. Donate here: https://seekhealing.kindful.com/?campaign=334283

Opioid Addiction 101 will be held at the Goodwill Workforce Development Center on Patton Ave, in room 181.
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