Haywood County holds naloxone training and distribution Feb. 12

Press release from the Haywood County Health and Human Services Agency:

The North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition (NCHRC) is a statewide grassroots organization dedicated to implementing harm reduction interventions, public health strategies, drug policy transformation and justice reform.

NCHRC is partnering with Haywood County Health & Human Services Agency to combat the public health crisis surrounding fatal drug overdoses in the county.

On Tuesday, Feb. 12 from 12 -2 p.m., NCHRC staff will be in room 301 of the Health and Human Services Agency, 157 Paragon Parkway, Clyde, to conduct overdose recognition and opioid overdose reversal training. This is a drop-in program. Participants will receive free naloxone, harm reduction resources and information on substance use services.

For more information, contact Jeremy Sharp, NCHRC Peer Support/Outreach Worker at Jsharp@nchrc.org or (706) 482-8795 and Patrick Johnson, RN-C, MPA, HHSA Public Health Director (828) 356-2292.

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