Opioid Overdose Response Training Offered
The EYC Executive Board will sponsor an Opioid Overdose Response Training session on Thursday, March 22, at 7 p.m. at EYC. The training and FREE Naloxone/NARCAN Kit is presented by and through the Anne Arundel County Department of Health - Adult Addiction Program. This training session will require approximately one hour of your time and may very well allow you to make a difference in someone’s life. You may or may not know the person you may help however, you may be the difference that saves their very life.
The Opioid Crisis or Epidemic, as featured in the news and impacting our country, county, and cities, is not limited to illicit drug users we associate with back alleys and dark rooms. The number of adults and teens who are legally prescribed pain management drugs and overdose is dramatically on the rise.
It is an absolute certainty that people we associate with in our families, work, social circles, and some of you who are reading this are legally utilizing these medications. It is also possible that as people go about their daily activities they will believe they have missed a dose, take another and inadvertently overdose, or they combine these medications with alcohol or other medications and induce a negative reaction in the form of an opioid overdose.
The following is a list of commonly prescribed Opioid medications that you may or may not know are Opioid based:
- codeine (only available in generic form)
- fentanyl (Actiq, Duragesic, Fentora, Abstral, Onsolis)
- hydrocodone (Hysingla ER, Zohydro ER)
- hydrocodone/acetaminophen (Lorcet, Lortab, Norco, Vicodin)
- hydromorphone (Dilaudid, Exalgo)
- meperidine (Demerol)
- methadone (Dolophine, Methadose)
- morphine (Kadian, MS Contin, Morphabond)
- oxycodone (OxyContin, Oxaydo)
- oxycodone and acetaminophen (Percocet, Roxicet)
- oxycodone and naloxone
In response to the broad legal and illicit use of Opioid prescription medications and the illicit use of drugs such as Heroin and Fentanyl, to include Fentanyl laced drugs, the EYC Executive Board, in partnership with the Anne Arundel County Department of Health’s Adult Addiction Program, is offering FREE Opioid Overdose Response Training and a FREE Naloxone kit.
The training is open to EYC members, Annapolis Yacht Club and Severn Sailing Association members, EYC staff, family and friends on the use of intranasal Naloxone, a prescription medicine to reverse an opioid overdose and prevent death. The training is for at-risk individuals, family members, friends and the associates of any individual who is using and at risk of overdosing on heroin or prescription pain medications.
The training is also for treatment, recovery and transitional housing staff. Additionally, this training is being provided to the community at-large to enhance the number of individuals that can respond in the event of an Opioid Overdose and provide supportive care until Emergency Medical Services arrive. Teens under 18 may take the training, if accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Please plan to join us on Thursday, March 22, 2018, at 7 p.m. at EYC in the Conference Room for this valuable and FREE training. Reservations are REQUIRED and will be limited to 40 participants.