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Boone County Public Health and Human Services to hold naloxone distribution event


Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services is partnering with other local organizations to host a naloxone education and distribution event Wednesday night.

PHHS is partnering with the Boone County Overdose Response Coalition to host the event at 5:30-6:30 p.m. at CenterPoint Hospital, according to a press release.

The purpose of the event is to educate the public on ways to prevent overdose deaths from opioids through the use of naloxone, which is also known as Narcan. Narcan is a nasal spray that can reverse the effects of a known, or suspected opioid overdose.

People who attend the event will learn how to use naloxone, as well as learn what to look out for to know if someone is suffering from an overdose.

This event is free and open to the public, and is part of a series of events intended to educate people on how to prevent deaths from opioids.

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Nia Hinson


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