Overdose Awareness Day: Opioid Overdose Prevention and Narcan Rescue

About This Course This training will cover Opioid 101 and Narcan Rescue, the impact efforts to the Opioid epidemic nationally & locally, the city’s efforts to combat the epidemic. It will describe different types of Opioids medically prescribed & non prescribed, identify overdose risk factors, the laws that govern the ability to help someone in distress, signs and symptoms of an Opioid overdose, what Narcan is and how to administer it Learning Objectives: • Define Narcan/Naloxone • Define how Narcan works • Identify different types of Opioids • Recognize signs [...]

2023-07-14T12:59:54-04:00July 14th, 2023|, , , |

Introducing Memorial Garden for Loss Due to Substance Use

Please join us in honoring the beautiful souls that we have tragically lost to substance use in the Philadelphia area. PhillyHEALs’ 2022 Memorial project will consist of an in-person pop-up memorial garden in Center City Philadelphia, as well as an ongoing virtual memorial site. The garden will be open from August 31 (International Overdose Awareness and Memorial Day) through September 30. The garden will be on the east side of Thomas Paine Plaza (1401 JFK Blvd. Philadelphia, PA 19102). The opening ceremony for the garden will take place on Wednesday, [...]

2023-07-14T12:56:49-04:00July 14th, 2023|, |

Overdose Rescue: Learn how to get and use naloxone

Philadelphia is facing the greatest public health crisis in a century. Every neighborhood in the city is being hit hard by an epidemic of opioid use and overdose. Across all racial and ethnic groups, the number of deaths from drug overdose is higher than the number of deaths from homicide. Of the 1,217 overdoses in 2017, 1,074 involved opioids.Opioids are a class of drugs that relieve pain. When appropriately prescribed by a doctor, opioids help the brain block the feeling of pain. Misusing opioids can cause addiction, overdose, and sometimes [...]

2023-01-30T20:23:28-05:00August 22nd, 2019|Addiction & Recovery, Awareness|
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