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Decatur Parents Network offering Narcan training

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Decatur Parents Network offering Narcan training

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Decatur, GA — The Decatur Parents Network is offering Narcan training to parents this Sunday, March 7.

The virtual training begins at 3:30 p.m.

Narcan is a nasal syringe that can reverse opioids and save someone from having an overdose. The Decatur Parents Network is a group of concerned parents that encourages kids to make safe and smart choices.

“It’s easy to overdose,” the Most incidents are accidental, an unintended consequence of user misuse,” the announcement from the Decatur Parents Network says. “The substances causing these overdoses are many and easy to obtain. Opioid overdoses have been on the rise nationally, especially since the COVID-19 pandemic arrived. Fentanyl, an extremely dangerous drug, is increasingly found in all types of street drugs. Our kids can easily find prescription opioids in many of our own medicine cabinets!”

To register for the training, click here.

Here’s the full announcement:

It’s easy to overdose. Most incidents are accidental, an unintended consequence of user misuse.

The substances causing these overdoses are many and easy to obtain.

Opioid overdoses have been on the rise nationally, especially since the COVID-19 pandemic arrived.

Fentanyl, an extremely dangerous drug, is increasingly found in all types of street drugs.

Our kids can easily find prescription opioids in many of our own medicine cabinets!

Wherever the source or the cause of an overdose, IT IS POSSIBLE TO REVERSE and give someone an opportunity to create a life without drug use.

In 2014, Georgia passed the Medical Amnesty Law. This law stipulates “that anyone seeking medical assistance for themselves or someone else for a drug overdose cannot be charged with a drug violation if the evidence of the drug violation results ‘solely from seeking such medical assistance.’” The Medical Association of Georgia Foundation.

Since then, Georgia Overdose Prevention, an all-volunteer organization of people whose lives have been impacted by the death of a friend or family member from opiates and opioids, has taught thousands of Georgians how to administer NARCAN® Nasal Spray* during an overdose crisis.

Over 3357 reversals have been reported. That’s 3357 lives saved to date.

Join us. Learn more about the Medical Amnesty Law. Learn how to save a life.

*Free NARCAN® Nasal SprayKits are available to qualifying families.

CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE DECATUR PARENTS NETWORK

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