Greenwich event offers training, Narcan kits to aid overdose victims

Attendees of a community-sponsored training session in Greenwich received Narcan kits to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. About a dozen people attended the

The afternoon training session at the Greenwich Library aimed at teaching people how to identify an opioid overdose and how to properly administer Narcan.

The afternoon training session at the Greenwich Library aimed at teaching people how to identify an opioid overdose and how to properly administer Narcan. (9/28/16)

GREENWICH - Attendees of a community-sponsored training session in Greenwich received Narcan kits to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.

About a dozen people attended the event at the Greenwich Library. It was hosted by Silver Hill Hospital, Greenwich Community Health Improvement Partnership and Communities 4 Action.

Event organizers say they hope to raise awareness about the heroin epidemic in the region.

They say it's crucial for those who know someone battling an addiction to have a Narcan kit to potentially save a life in the event of an overdose.

The training session is one of several that will be held throughout Greenwich over the next two months. 

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