In an effort to combat overdoses brought about the the opioid crisis, the Washington County Health Department is hosting free Narcan training sessions.
Narcan is a brand name for the drug Naloxone, which blocks the effects of opioids. It is used primarily by first responders to treat those suffering from overdoses, but it's use has grown more as the nation's battle with opioid addiction has become more entrenched.
The county's health department will host training sessions on Monday, July 16 at 10 a.m. and Monday, August 13 at 12 p.m. Both will take place at the HCC's Student Center, room 170.
Participants will receive Naloxone, an overdose prevention kit, and all necessary supplies to intervene in an overdose.
If you are concerned about a friend or loved one who may be at risk or an overdose, this training is for you, the county health department said.
For more information about the training or the county's services to fight opioid addiction, call 240-500-2628.