Overdose Awareness

Overdose death is preventable. With harm reduction strategies and recovery resources and services, Sheppard Pratt is spreading the word about prevention.

In 2017, the opioid epidemic was officially declared a “public health emergency” in the United States.

The devastating effect of this epidemic has been a meteoric rise in overdose deaths. 

Overdose death is preventable. With harm reduction strategies, recovery resources and services, and publicly available Narcan trainings, Sheppard Pratt is helping to spread the word about overdose prevention and the risks of opioids. 

Naloxone, also known as Narcan, is a nasal spray that safely and effectively reverses an opioid overdose. It has been used by doctors and paramedics for decades. It is now available for use by good Samaritans as well.

August 31 is Overdose Awareness Day. On this day, Sheppard Pratt’s Addiction Services team will be hosting Narcan trainings open to the public from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Towson Campus. Register here

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