Community Overdose Awareness Event being held on April 29th

Published 2:03 pm Friday, March 31, 2023

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The Cordele-Crisp Chamber of Commerce, The Legacy Group for Suicide Awareness &
Celebrate Recovery of Cordele will be hosting a “Community Overdose Awareness”
event on Saturday April 29th from 9AM-12PM. This event will be held at Cordele First
Methodist Activities Center located at 302 East 12 TH Ave., Cordele, GA. Doors will open
at 8AM; training will begin promptly at 9AM. Breakfast is being provided by The
Legacy Group or feel free to bring your own breakfast & snacks.
Georgia Overdose Prevention volunteers Suzanne Griffin, Jessie Blanchard & Rod Pam
Myers will be speaking about the alcohol and drug overdose aspects of the Georgia 911 Good
Samaritan Law / GA’s 911 Medical Amnesty & Expanded Naloxone Access Law & other
aspects of Naloxone/Narcan facts & proper use, as well as topics listed below. Guest
speaker Danny Vaughn will be speaking about suicide as it relates to drug
At the conclusion of this training Naloxone/Narcan will be available, at no cost – while
supplies last, to attendees who are part of Georgia Overdose Preventions target groups as listed below.
If you or someone you know struggles with alcohol abuse or drug abuse are at high
risk of alcohol/drug overdose, please make them aware of this FREE life-saving
Georgia Overdose Prevention does not supply schools, healthcare providers, law
enforcement or first responders with Naloxone. Our grant specifies that we provide our kits to laypeople at
highest risk of overdose (active users of street drugs, people on prescription opioids, people in
recovery, sex workers, people recently released from incarceration/detox/rehab),
especially those who are uninsured or underinsured. We also equip loved ones of
those at-risk groups listed above who are in frequent proximity to the at-risk person
and could intervene if an overdose occurs. If you do not meet the above criteria, there
are other ways to obtain Naloxone/Narcan that will be discussed.
During this beneficial training topics covered will include: Current trends in fentanyl abuse & other illicit drugs that are mixed with fentanyl that
are taking the lives of our loved ones.
What is Georgia Overdose Prevention’s mission?
Where There’s Life; There’s Hope; Don’t Run; Call 911.
The alcohol overdose & drug overdose aspects of the 911 Good Samaritan Law.
What is Naloxone/Narcan; its characteristics and how/why does it work.
The 3 methods of delivery/administering Naloxone/Narcan with samples of each
method present.
What is Harm Reduction how can you get involved.

Suicidal thoughts/actions in relation to drug use/abuse/overdose.
Overdose Prevention Plans several other related topics.
We hope to see you there!
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