ANTHC to host naloxone drive-thru training Saturday, Sept. 16

August 25, 2023

Be a hero. Carry naloxone.

ANTHC encourages community members to join us for a naloxone drive-thru training and distribution event on Saturday, Sept. 16 from noon-3 p.m., at the Alaska Native Health Campus in the parking lot next to the pond, southwest of the ANMC hospital. All community members are welcome.

Fentanyl has been fueling the opioid epidemic. Fentanyl-related deaths have dramatically increased in Alaska. Learn how to recognize signs of an opioid overdose and how to administer naloxone, a life-saving medication that quickly reverses an overdose by blocking the effects of opioids. A brief, 5-minute training is required to receive a free Opioid Overdose Response Kit and other harm-reduction supplies. Harm reduction is a practical set of strategies and tools to help people stay safer when engaging in risky activities, such as substance use.

The event will provide quick, convenient access to resources and aims to increase the number of people in the Anchorage-area who are trained to respond to a suspected opioid overdose. In addition to receiving training and naloxone, participants can connect with community-support organizations, such as Southcentral Foundation, Anchorage Health Department, Project Hope and Alaska Office of Substance Misuse and Addiction Prevention.

This event is made possible by SAMHSA First Responders and Comprehensive Addiction and Response Act grant funds awarded to the ANTHC Substance Misuse Prevention Program. Thank you to our partners from ANMC Pharmacy, Southcentral Foundation, the Anchorage Health Department, Project Hope and the State of Alaska Office of Substance Misuse and Addiction Prevention.

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