Saturday April 29, 2017 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Public Safety Building, 8 Chestnut St., Foxborough
Town of Foxborough Presents Free Narcan Training and Drug Take Back Program
The S.A.F.E. Coalition, in association with SAFE Foxborough, Foxborough Fire Department, Foxborough Police Department and BAMSI (Brockton Area Multi-Services Inc.) will present a Free Narcan Training Session and a Drug Take Back Program on Saturday April 29, 2017 from 10:00 am. – Noon. The public is invited. Reservations are welcome but not necessary.
You can make a difference!
“Foxborough Police, Fire and EMS are collaborating with our community partners in an effort to bring this deadly affliction of opioid abuse under control. This problem requires an open mind and open heart and all the resources we can muster to save lives.”
Foxborough Police Chief William Baker
“We are a community that is always there for our family, friends and neighbors. Overdose deaths caused by heroin and synthetic opioids have reached an all-time high. We need to strive to save those opioid overdoses by administering Narcan and save the life. Foxborough has always been known as a community that never forgets, and we need to always be there for any individual experiencing an opioid-related overdose.”
Foxborough Fire Chief Roger Hatfield
“Generic Narcan (naloxone), an opioid antagonist, is perhaps the one most critical drugs in combatting overdose with heroin, fentanyl and other illicit opioids. Without this drug, untold numbers of lives, far in excess of those already lost, would have not been given the chance to battle Substance Use Disorder. It is critical that ‘Narcan’ become widely available during this prolonged and growing epidemic until we can stem the deaths associated with these opioids.”
Jordan E. Warnick, Ph.D. Professor of Pharmacology & Therapeutics and Associate Dean (Ret.) University of Maryland School of Medicine and Secretary, S.A.F.E.Coalition
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