The rate of drug overdoses and overdose deaths is increasing in the Tri-Cities, as it is across the country. Fraser Health is presenting a Tri-Cities “Take Home Nalaxone Training” workshop on Tuesday, August 9th, 7 – 9 PM (doors open at 6:30 PM) at Trinity United Church, 2211 Prairie Ave, Port Coquitlam (corner Shaughnessy St and Prairie Ave).
The training is a public health initiative to create community awareness and knowledge of how to recognize and respond to drug overdoses by family, friends or the general public, in the same manner that CPR training provides the skills to respond to heart attacks.
This training is open to all members of the public. All of us are potentially impacted by substance abuse in our community, oftentimes in places and to people we would not anticipate. The best defence is to be informed and to be ready to respond.