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“Opioid Overdose Response and Naloxone Training”
January 12 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pmFree
What is harm reduction? Harm reduction is a set of practical strategies and ideas aimed at reducing negative consequences associated with drug use. Harm Reduction is also a movement for social justice built on a belief in, and respect for, the rights of people who use drugs. The number of total overdoses in Maine exceeded 9,500 last year. A record high 627 Mainers died from drug overdoses in 2021, and the data from the first part of this year shows a nine percent increase over the comparable period last year. Fentanyl was involved in 77% of deadly overdoses in Maine. Our youth and young adults are our future so please join us and learn how to save lives by administering Narcan (Naloxone).
About the G.E.A.R. Parent Network
The G.E.A.R. Parent Network, a program of Crisis & Counseling Centers, is the place where Gaining Empowerment Allows Results. G.E.A.R. is run by parents for parents providing services for parents of children with emotional and behavioral health concerns.
Through parent-to-parent sharing of experiences and knowledge, G.E.A.R. Parent Network empowers parents of children with behavioral health needs to build on their family’s strengths and to advocate for their family’s needs.