Racine County To Offering OD Medicine Training

RACINE COUNTY, WI— As part of a broad effort to help those in need of training, Behavioral Health Services of Racine County is offering to County residents a free webinar on Narcan, a

life-saving medication for opioid overdose.

Narcan (Naloxone) is an FDA-approved medication for the treatment of a known or
suspected opioid overdose emergency. It is administered to those who may be showing
signs of breathing problems, severe sleepiness or unresponsiveness.

Narcan is needle-free and ready-to-use.

Opioid overdose can happen even when taking prescription opioids as directed, especially at higher doses and when taken with other sedative substances.

Two webinars will be offered to the public via Zoom on November 9, 2020 — at 9:00
a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Registration is required at https://bit.ly/37ummnR.

After the training, participants can pick up Narcan at Racine County offices including the
Racine County Service Center in Burlington (1072 Milwaukee Ave.), the Ives Grove
Office Complex (14200 Washington Ave., Yorkville), and the Dennis Kornwolf Racine
County Service Center (1717 Taylor Ave., Racine).

Dates and times for pick-up will be shared during the trainings.

For more information about Narcan and other substance use treatment options within
Racine County, please call (262) 638-6375.

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