The Marshall County Health Department (MCHD) if offering four community Narcan Trainings throughout the county. As the Opioid crisis continues across the nation, the Marshall Ccounty Health Department wants to get more Narcan Rescue kits out into the various communities.
U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Jerome Adams, issued an advisory Thursday recommending that more Americans carry the opioid overdose-reversing drug, naloxone. “No mother should have to bury their child—and especially not when there is a lifesaving medication that anyone can access,” Adams said “it is for this reason that I am issuing the first surgeon general advisory in 13 years.”
Marshall County has not been spared from the opioid crisis. “Carrying a Narcan rescue kit is no different than knowing how to perform CPR, it saves lives,” says Christine Stinson the Administrator of the MCHD. The number of deaths from opioid overdoses has doubled in our nation from 2010 to 2016. Research shows that when Narcan rescue kits and overdose education are available in a community the number of overdose deaths decrease.
The Marshall County Health Department has sent up four public trainings to get as many rescue kits as possible out into the community. “We have reached out to all the communities in Marshall County,” says Theresa Budd MCHD Health Educator “So anyone in Marshall County can have an opportunity to attend training and obtain a Narcan rescue kit.”
TRAINING DATES AND LOCATIONS ARE:
Tuesday, April 10th at 6:00PM at the Argos Police Dept.
Tuesday, April 17th at 6:30 PM in the Bremen Community Meeting Room 103 W. Plymouth St.
Wednesday, April 18th at 6:30PM at the Culver Town Hall and
Tuesday, April 24th at 5:00 PM at the Community Resource Center 510 W. Adams Street in Plymouth.