September 18, 2017 – If you haven’t been trained on administering a life-saving nasal spray for someone who is overdosing on opioids, the City of Philadelphia is beginning to host sessions this week
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The city’s Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services expects the number of overdose deaths to be more than 1,200 in 2017, according to NewsWorks:
Beginning this week, the city is training the general public on how to use the overdose reversal drug naloxone to combat those growing numbers.
At four trainings, from now through the winter, health workers will teach hundreds of people how to administer naloxone, a drug that helps someone start breathing again during an overdose. It’s often administered by Narcan, a device that delivers the life-saving drug in a nasal spray.
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