Do You Know What An Overdose Looks Like?
May 2017 Rates of prescription drug misuse in Texas are alarmingly high. One in five Texas high school students have taken prescription drugs without a doctor’s prescription. In 2015, Texas had the second highest total healthcare costs from opioid abuse in the nation ($1.96 billion), and Texas is home to four of the top 25 cities in the U.S. for opioid abuse.
Anyone who takes prescription opioids (such as Percocet® or OxyContin®), especially those taking higher doses, or taking them in combination with other substances such as alcohol or sleep medications known as benzodiazepines (which include Ativan®, Xanax®, and Valium®) are at a higher risk of opioid overdose.
The Texas Department of State Health Services and the Texas Overdose Naloxone Initiative (T.O.N.I.) will be hosting a free training: Opioid Overdose Education and Naloxone Access in San Antonio.
The presenters will provide an update on the opioid epidemic in Texas, including any new trends. In addition, participants will receive technical support sessions from presenters. Links to tools and resources will be shared with the participants to support their future implementation.
The heart of the challenge is the possibility that things could be different: overdose is a public health problem that can be solved. Unlike many of the other leading causes of death, death from opioid overdose is almost entirely preventable, and preventable at a low cost.
When: May 31, 2017 2-5pm
Location: San Antonio Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse
South Texas Centre
7500 Hwy 90 W
AT & T Building, Suite 100
Continuing education credits available for LCDC, LPC, LMFT and SW
Who should attend:
• Employees of treatment program recovery services,
• Law enforcement professionals,
• Health care professionals,
• Emergency medical technicians,
• Transitional housing staff,
• Family members, friends and associates of someone who is using and at risk for overdosing on heroin or prescription pain medications.
To Register Go To: http://www.nassymposium.com/oop-training.html
For Information, Call or Email: 877.451.8700 or firstname.lastname@example.org