BH Naloxone Training

There will be a free Narcan training event next week in Benton Harbor. Organized by Families Against Narcotics and Southwest Michigan Behavioral Health, the session will be a chance for anyone to learn more about overdoses, the anti-overdose drug Naloxone, and how to administer it. Naloxone is a nasal spray that stops an opioid overdose by getting the victim breathing again. It has no ill effects. The drug has become increasingly utilized around southwest Michigan in recent years as the opioid epidemic increased, with police now often carrying doses with their regular equipment. Next Tuesday’s Naloxone training session will be held at America’s Best Value Inn and Suites on Ferguson Drive off M-139 from 6 to 8 p.m. Everyone is welcome, and free Narcan kits will be given out.