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The Quinnipiack Valley Health District will be hosting two community Naloxone trainings to help the public learn how to properly identify and respond to an overdose.  Naloxone, also known as Narcan, the opioid overdose reversal drug, is an antidote administered by nasal spray.  This can revive the person, allowing time to access medical attention.  The first training will take place on Monday, October 2nd, at the Woodbridge Town Library from 5pm to 7pm.  The second training will take place Thursday, November 2 from 6:30 -8:30 p.m. at the Bethany Senior Center.  Both trainings will be presented by Susan Wolfe, Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services.  Pharmacist Joe Soultatos from Apex Pharmacy of Hamden will be onsite to prescribe and dispense Naloxone kits.  Please bring your insurance card, co-pays will apply.  Connecticut Public Act 14-61 fully protects an individual administering Naloxone from civil liability and criminal prosecution.  Narcan is also generally harmless if administered in error.  Please email CORE@qvhd.org or call 203-248-4528 to register or with any outstanding questions.

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