The Center for Wellbeing and the Mocs Recovery program have assisted in organizing two upcoming events for International Overdose Awareness Day, which takes place on Thursday, Aug. 31. For more information on both, please visit the Center’s MocSync page.
Opioid Overdose Prevention and Narcan Training
Monday, Aug. 28, 1-2:30 p.m., University Center Signal Mountain Room
Opioid overdoses in our community, particularly due to fentanyl, are on the rise. This training presented by Debra Clark from the Hamilton County Coalition will provide data on opioid overdoses in our state and county, discuss addiction stigma, warning signs for opioid overdose, and how to administer naloxone nasal spray (Narcan) to save a life. Attendees will be able to receive Narcan from Clark. Please reach out to Megan McKnight in the Center for Wellbeing with any questions.
International Overdose Awareness Day in Hamilton County
Thursday, Aug. 31, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Downtown YMCA
I.O.A.D is the world’s largest annual campaign to end overdose, remember without stigma those who have died from overdose, and acknowledge the grief of the family and friends left behind. There will be guest speakers, giveaways, educational resources, support groups and more. The Mocs Recovery program will be present to provide resources to the community.