Rushford will host a free community talk on identifying an opioid overdose and the administration of Narcan on Tuesday, April 24, from 6:30-8 pm at the Rushford facility at 35 Tower Lane in Avon.
Narcan, a medication used to block the effects of opioids in overdose victims, is now available without a prescription at several drug store chains in Connecticut and across the country
The discussion and demonstration will be led by Dr. Samuel Silverman, Rushford Medical Director of Addiction Services and Melissa Monroe, Director of the Rushford MATCH program.
The event is presented in collaboration with the Canton Youth Services Bureau and the Capital Area Substance Abuse Council as part of the “Change the Script” opioid public awareness campaign. Snacks and light refreshments will be provided by Café Louise.
The event is free but registration is encouraged. Call 860.284.0048 to sign up.