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Understanding Opioids: Methods for Prevention & Response

September 12 @ 1:30 pm 3:30 pm

Drug poisoning rates have been consistently increasing in our community and across the country. We can all play a role in turning this crisis around.

In this course, you will learn how to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose/poisoning by administering naloxone, a life-saving medication that can temporarily reverse an opioid overdose/poisoning. We will discuss the history of opioid-related issues within the Canadian context, the harms associated with opioid use, and the impact these have on the current drug poisoning crisis. Whether you are a working professional or an interested community member, this session will help you gain knowledge and skills that can be applied in a variety of settings.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the current context of the drug poisoning crisis.
  • Understand the Pillars of Harm Reduction approach to substance use.
  • Recognize stigmatizing language and commit to breaking down barriers through anti-stigma.
  • Recognize the signs of an opioid overdose/poisoning.
  • Know the 5 Steps to Save a Life, using Naloxone.

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