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Councilman Yates Sponsors Free Training Session For Heroin/Opioid Overdose Prevention

Training Set For Monday, October 12th At Southwest Regional Library

Louisville – In an effort to better educate the public about a current drug problem and save lives, Councilman David Yates (D-25) is partnering with the Kentucky Harm Reduction Coalition to sponsor a free training session on Heroin/Opioid Overdose prevention this coming Monday, October 12th.

          ““The Heroin epidemic in Kentucky and even in our local community is staggering. We have a duty we as elected officials to help keep the public safe, says Yates. “At the same time, there are ways we can help save lives as we combat overdoses and get addicts into treatment. This training could definitely save a life.”

          The training session will take place at the Southwest Regional Library from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.

Kristen Keller and Phyllis Richardson of the Kentucky Harm Reduction Coalition will conduct the training on Heroin/Opioid Overdose Prevention. Both women lost members of their families to drug addiction.

The training will feature the following:

 ·        Learning  the signs and symptoms of heroin and opioid overdose

·        Learn how to use Naloxone (Narcan) to respond to an overdose

·        Each individual can register to receive a Naloxone kit

         “We want to encourage the public to join in this fight because opiate overdose can be prevented and we want to thank Councilman Yates for his interest in keeping our community safe,” says Keller.

         The Southwest Regional Library is located at 9725 Dixie Highway

         You can learn more here: https://kyhrc.org/naloxone-and-overdose-response/

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