Drug overdose deaths continue to increase all across the United States, and to combat this epidemic, an opioid overdose reversal training will be held on Nov. 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the Student Union Building in room Acoma A and B.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, on average, 130 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. In 2017 alone, 70,237 drug overdose deaths occurred in the United States.

The Opioid Overdose Reversal Training is designed to show all attendees how to take life-saving steps in the case of an opioid overdose, including learning how to use the NARCAN Nasal Spray

The NARCAN Nasal Spray is the first and only FDA-approved nasal form of naloxone for the emergency treatment of a known or suspected opioid overdose.

While NARCAN Nasal Spray does help in emergency settings, it does not replace emergency medical care. Even if the person wakes up, it is necessary to get them medical care. However, this training will give attendees the opportunity to learn how to help in a life-threatening event until paramedics arrive.

Attendees who successfully complete the course will have the opportunity to receive their own opioid overdose reversal kit.