WCSU CHOICES Office to offer NARCAN Nasal Spray training
The CHOICES Office at Western Connecticut State University will host two workshops this month to train attendees how to administer NARCAN Nasal Spray, which is used as a treatment in an opioid emergency. The first session will be at noon on Monday, Feb. 12, and the second is at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 20. Both workshops are in Room 202 of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury.
Each one-hour workshop will enable attendees to learn how to administer NARCAN Nasal Spray, an overdose reversal medication that could save the life of someone who has accidentally overdosed on opioids. Participants will be given a NARCAN kit upon completion. The training is free and the public is invited.
Sharon Guck, the coordinator of Substance Abuse Programs for the university's CHOICES Office, explained the importance of this workshop.
"We need to do everything that we can to prevent one more accidental overdose in Connecticut. Educating people about the opioid epidemic and providing them with skills and a resource to help in an emergency are both common-sense prevention measures that could help save a life."