(COLUMBIA, MO) ~ Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services (PHHS) is teaming up with the Boone County Overdose Response Coalition to host a Save a Life event on Thursday, July 30. The event, which will take place at the Daniel Boone Regional Library from 12 to 1 p.m., aims to educate and distribute naloxone, a drug that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.

The event is open to the public and no registration is required. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn how to recognize the signs of an opioid overdose and how to properly use and access naloxone nasal spray. In addition, PHHS staff will be available from 1-1:30 p.m. for those who are unable to attend the formal presentation.

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Save a Life is a monthly series of events that focus on educating the community about preventing opioid overdose deaths through the use of naloxone, also known as Narcan®. This life-saving drug has been proven effective in reversing the effects of an opioid overdose.

Heather Harlan, contact information not provided in press release, encourages anyone interested in learning more about this event or naloxone to reach out via email or phone at 573.817.6404.

Funding for this event is made possible by contract DH240054280 between Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services and the State of Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. This partnership highlights the importance of addressing opioid overdoses in our community and providing resources for prevention and treatment.

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