Bridge to Hope, a support group for those impacted by the addiction of a loved one, will sponsor an Overdose Prevention Class with FREE Naloxone Training Administration and Distribution. This education and family training is offered in partnership with Prevention Point Pittsburgh and UPMC Health Plan, and will be from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Assembly Hall of
9100 Babcock Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Alice Bell, L.C.S.W., Overdose Prevention Project Coordinator at Prevention Point Pittsburgh, will conduct training that provides practical information about:
- Ways to reduce the risk of an overdose
- How to identify symptoms of an overdose
- What to do and what NOT to do if you are present when someone overdoses
- How to administer Naloxone (Narcan)
- Information about the state’s Overdose Prevention Law – PA ACT 139
Dennis A. Daley, Ph.D., Senior Clinical Director, Substance Use Services of UPMC Health Plan and Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine will present a discussion on Strategies for Family Recovery.
Naloxone will be available at no cost at this training for those in need of a take home supply. For more information or to register, please click this link: Nalaxone 6-4-16
Bridge to Hope Family Support Group is an Outreach Program of the Passavant Hospital Foundation. The Bridge to Hope Family Support Group’s mission is to educate and support families confronted with substance abuse and addiction, so they will know they do not walk alone.