The Kentucky Harm Reduction Coalition will offer a free Naloxone (also referred to by its brand name as Narcan®) training session, teaching people how to use medication to reverse the effects of overdose from heroin and other opioid drugs and prevent death. The free training is open to the general public including first responders and to the family and friends of those who use heroin or other opioid drugs. Free kits or prescriptions for Naloxone will be available after the training. The training will be held on Monday, March 27 at 6:30 p.m. at United Crescent Hill Ministries (UCHM), 150 S. State Street.

Naloxone is a medication called an “opioid antagonist” used to counter the effects of opioid overdose.  Naloxone is used in heroin and other opioid drug overdoses to counteract life-threatening depression of the central nervous system and respiratory system, allowing an overdose victim to breathe normally.