Learn to save a life! Carry naloxone.
Opioid overdose deaths are preventable! You can save a life with naloxone (Narcan®), a safe and easy-to-use medicine that prevents overdose deaths from prescription painkillers and heroin.
Come to a community training and learn:
- How the opioid epidemic is affecting Brooklyn residents
- How to recognize an opioid emergency (overdose)
- How to reverse an overdose using Narcan®
- Resources available to support people dealing with addiction
Overdose deaths have reached epidemic levels in New York City (NYC). In 2016, there were 1,374 unintentional drug overdose deaths in New York City, and 297 of those deaths were among Brooklyn residents. Of the five boroughs, Brooklyn had the second highest number of overdose deaths. Opioids which include illicit drugs like heroin as well as prescription painkillers like OxyContin®, Vicodin®, and Percocet®, were the most common drugs involved in these overdose deaths.
You will become a Certified Opioid Overdose Responder and receive a free Overdose Rescue Kit with naloxone.
Overdose is an important public health issue that affects all New Yorkers.