The Marion & Aaron Gural Jewish Community Center will partner with Achiezer, other agencies and community leaders to host its first-ever Narcan training session on Monday, Aug. 13, from 7:30 to 9 p.m., at the Gural JCC, 207 Grove Ave., Cedarhurst.
Narcan, also called naloxone, can be administered as a nasal spray or intramuscular injection to reverse opiate overdoses by removing opioids from opiate receptors in the brain. The session is being held in response to “many heartfelt requests” from community members following the well community drug awareness panel that took place at Congregation Beth Sholom in Lawrence on July 16, JCC officials said.
At the Narcan training, attendees will learn how to recognize the signs of an opiate overdose, how to reverse an opiate overdose, new treatment approaches and other relevant information. Each will receive a free Narcan kit. Seventy-five spots are available for the training session. To reserve a spot, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Call Cathy Byrne at (516) 569-5612 for more information.