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Narcan Training at St. Christopher’s Inn

In 2017 more than 72,000 people in the United States, nearly 200 a day, died of drug overdoses. This death toll is higher than the US military casualties in Vietnam and Iraq wars combined. One approach to helping prevent deaths from opioid overdose is the use of the opioid overdose antidote, Naloxone (brand name Narcan).

Narcan, which is the brand name for the drug, Naloxone, blocks the opioid receptors in the brain, and can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. It has been available for almost 50 years as an antidote but has taken on an increased role in saving lives as the opioid epidemic has continued to grow. The American Medical Association endorses the training of lay people in the use of Narcan to prevent overdoses. Every state has enacted laws to increase naloxone availability and partnered with various providers to make Narcan kits/training available to community members.

Each month, St. Christopher’s Inn provides free virtual training on how to administer Narcan in the event of an opioid overdose. Following participation in the free 30-minute on-line training, the “Narcan kit” with instructions, two doses of the medicine, and your personal certification card will be sent to you at no charge via the USPS.

Be prepared to save a life. Sign up today for free training and supplies!

UPCOMING TRAININGS

April 24, 2024 at 2pm EST                 September 25, 2024 at 2pm EST
May 22, 2024 at 2pm EST                   October 16, 2024 at 2pm EST
June 26, 2024 at 2pm EST                 November 20, 2024 at 2pm EST
July 24, 2024 at 2pm EST                     December 18, 2024 at 2pm EST
August 21, 2024 at 2pm EST                                                                                 

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  • After registration, we will send you a return email with a link to join the training via Zoom.
  • On the day of the training, join us via the camera in your laptop, pc, tablet or phone by clicking on the Zoom link in the email.
  • Training will last approximately 30 minutes, allowing time for questions and answers.
  • Kits and certification cards will be sent out immediately following the training via the US Postal Service.

If you would like to arrange for a special training for a group of people at a different time, please contact us at NarcanTraining@AtonementFriars.org to discuss arrangements.

St. Christopher’s Inn845-335-1000
Addiction Treatment & Recovery Community
21 Franciscan Way P.O. Box 150 Garrison, NY 10524
SCIInfo@AtonementFriars.org
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P.O. Box 303 Garrison, NY 10524
St. Christopher's Inn is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. EIN: 13-3668321.