BrightView’s Lima Center Holds “Care & Carry” Narcan Training Event to Observe International Overdose Awareness Day and Save Lives Lima, Ohio, August 26, 2021 – International Overdose Awareness Day is August
BrightView’s Lima Center Holds “Care & Carry” Narcan Training Event to Observe International Overdose Awareness Day and Save Lives
Lima, Ohio, August 26, 2021 – International Overdose Awareness Day is August 31. BrightView’s Lima addiction treatment center is observing the day with a “Care & Carry” community event that includes distributing Narcan (Naloxone) and teaching people how they can use it to reverse overdoses and save lives. Care & Carry will take place at 1505 North Cole Street in Lima from 8a to noon on August 31.
“Preventing overdose deaths is a top concern and we must spread awareness about this issue,” said Chelsea Rue, Community Outreach Manager. “Time and time again, patients tell us that being revived from an overdose was the turning point that led them to seek treatment. The Care & Carry event is the perfect opportunity for members of our community to learn about substance use disorder and how they can help friends and neighbors when they need it most.”
The BrightView Care & Carry event is co-sponsored by Promedica of Toledo, Project DAWN, Lima Memorial Health Systems, and Prevention Awareness and Support Services (PASS). This event will include a free raffle, fun giveaways, Pat’s Donuts and coffee with all the fixings.
Attendees are asked to wear purple, the official color of International Overdose Awareness Day and September’s National Recovery Month. The Glasgow BrightView center also will place purple flags to recognize local reported overdoses in 2020.
Day of Event Contact: Chelsea Rue, firstname.lastname@example.org, 419-235-5151
BrightView provides comprehensive outpatient addiction treatment across more than 40 centers in Ohio, Kentucky, Virginia, and Delaware for people with substance use disorder (SUD). Patients and community partners can call 833-510-HELP (4357) 24-hours per day to schedule an appointment or assessment at any BrightView location. Because effective addiction treatment often requires immediate care, walk-ins are welcome weekdays until 3 pm. For patients suffering from withdrawal, it takes less than 4 hours on average from the time they walk in the door to receive the medication they need, complete their very first counseling session, and begin lasting recovery.
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