August 31 is International Overdose Awareness Day and our Harm Reduction Program will host a Naloxone education & distribution event from 1pm to 7pm on the Lee Memorial Park lawn behind the Bellingham Public Library (210 Central Avenue).
WCHD staff and a registered nurse will be on hand to answer questions and provide information, guidance, and training on administering Naloxone (aka Narcan). Attendees ages 18 and over may request a free nasal Narcan kit (while supplies last) along with education on Narcan administration.
We have seen an increase in opioid overdoses within our county, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. An overdose touches the lives of friends, families, and neighbors of those with substance abuse disorder. Learn how to respond in the event of an overdose. You could save a life.
Our upcoming event will let you find out more about:
How to identify an overdose.
How to respond to an overdose.
How to use nasal naloxone.
How to safely store naloxone.
Good Samaritan laws, and any other questions.
Learn more about International Overdose Day at https://www.overdoseday.com