Join us for this complimentary public training session, hosted by the Sunshine Coast Community Action Team and the Roberts Creek Community Association, to learn how to recognize an overdose and administer life-saving naloxone. Naloxone is a medication that quickly reverses the effects of an overdose from opioids such as heroin, methadone, fentanyl and morphine.
Participants will learn how to tell when somebody is overdosing, and how to respond with a naloxone kit which will be provided for free to participants at risk of overdosing or at risk of witnessing an overdose.
British Columbia is in a public health emergency due to the significant rise in opioid-related overdose deaths since the beginning of 2016. No socioeconomic group is untouched by this crisis, which claimed over 4,000 lives in Canada last year. Here on the Sunshine Coast, our Coastal communities grieve many lost community members. LEARN HOW TO SAVE A LIFE.