September 12, 2017 10:55 a.m.
Public Health officials are offering Naloxone training.
Christin Depner of the Douglas Public Health Network says naloxone reverses an overdose and restores breathing. That applies to opioids, prescription painkillers like OxyContin and Vicodin and street drugs like heroin. Officials say that naloxone is not addictive and is very safe.
Those who feel like someone in their life might be at risk is invited to a Roseburg Community Naloxone meeting. People attending can get a prescription for naloxone, be trained in how and when to use it, and learn how to get it from their local pharmacy. Limited amounts of free naloxone will be available for attendees.
The meeting will take place on September 27th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the former Douglas County Health Department building on West Madrone in Roseburg. The meeting will be in room 135. Its sponsored by Max’s Mission with support from the Douglas Public Health Network and Adapt. The naloxone is provided by the HIV Alliance.