The Webster Opiate Task Force recently appointed Crystal Brown as an Opioid Outreach Coordinator for the town of Webster, and recognized her for all of her efforts while working at the Worcester County Sheriff Resource Center.
A free Narcan training, hosted by the task force, will be held on Thursday, June 14th at 6PM at The Church Of Reconciliation located at 5 North Main Street in Webster. Narcan is a nasal spray, containing a life-saving medicine that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.
Deputy Chief of Webster Police Mike Shaw tells THE LAKE 940, he would like for the public to be aware of how to use Narcan properly, learn what it does and why it’s important.
“Many people have a family member that is affected by the opiate crisis, and knowing how to use Narcan may allow them to save that person’s life if they experience an overdose. It also allows people the opportunity to administer Narcan if they come across an overdose on the street, which actually happened to me while picking my car up at a local garage.”
A representative from AIDS Worcester will be conducting the training on Thursday. The training is free and open to the public. Narcan will be made available to those who request it free of charge.
Deputy Chief Shaw says, “The more people we have out there helping to battle this disease, the stronger we are and better our chances are at defeating it.”
More information on Narcan can be found in the video below: