The Early Morning Centre hosts a Naloxone Overdose Response workshop.
The workshop covers opioid overdose risk factors as well as how to spot an overdose. Attendees learn how to respond to an opioid overdose, including how to administer CPR and Naloxone.
This life-saving workshop is run by CAHMA (Canberra Alliance for Harm Minimisation and Advocacy). CAHMA is a peer-based drug user support group, run by and for people who use, or have used, illicit drugs. In addition to this workshop, CAHMA also runs the weekly Alcohol & Other Drug Education and Case Management outreach program at the EMC.
What is Naloxone?
Designed to rapidly reverse opioid overdose, Naloxone blocks the effects of opioids. (Some example of opioids include heroin, fentanyl, oxycodone, codeine and morphine.)
Attendees will leave with an OD reversal kit.
Stay tuned for details of upcoming workshops.