The opioid epidemic is a real crisis. According to the CDC, overdose deaths from all drugs in the U.S. climbed a staggering 29.4% leading up to December 2020, killing more than 93,000 people. About 75% of those deaths were from opioid overdoses.
The good news is, there are ways that the community can help prevent this staggering number. Research shows that high rates of naloxone distribution among everyday people and emergency workers could reduce opioid overdose deaths by 21%.
Get Training in an Hour!
Can you identify the signs of an overdose? Learn how to save lives and take home a free kit by signing up for NARCAN training.
All are welcome to join Herzing University and the Kenosha Health Department at Herzing University Kenosha to learn more about the opioid overdose reversal drug Naloxone (NARCAN). All participants will:
- Learn how to recognize the signs of an opioid overdose
- Acquire knowledge of how to administer Naloxone
- Understand the overall opioid public health crisis and possible solutions
Herzing University Kenosha will be hosting training throughout the year including a session on Wednesday, April 12, 2023, at 12:00 PM CT. The event will be free and open to the community. Register for the event at the Eventbrite link here.
With just an hour of your time, you can make a lifetime of difference.