(COLUMBIA, MO) ~ COLUMBIA, MO - On Thursday, April 25, Spectrum Health Care and Welcome Home will join forces with the Boone County Overdose Response Coalition and Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services (PHHS) to host a Save a Life event. The event will take place from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at 1123 Wilkes Blvd., Columbia, at the corner of Wilkes Boulevard and Fay Street.

The purpose of this event is to educate the community on how to prevent opioid overdose deaths through the use of naloxone, also known as Narcan®. This life-saving drug can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.

No registration is required for this free event, which will feature a formal presentation from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Afterward, from 6:30 to 7 p.m., PHHS staff will be available for informal training and information for those who were unable to attend the formal presentation.

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Attendees will learn how to recognize the signs of an opioid overdose and how to properly use and access naloxone nasal spray. This event is part of the Save a Life series, which aims to provide education and resources for preventing opioid overdose deaths in the community.

Funding for this event is made possible by contract DH240054280 between PHHS and the State of Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. Thanks to a continued partnership between PHHS and the Missouri Institute for Mental Health (MIMH), participants will have access to NARCAN® at no cost.

This event serves as an important step in addressing the ongoing opioid crisis in our community. By providing education and resources, we hope to empower individuals with the knowledge and tools they need to save lives.

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