The Carbon, Monroe, Pike Drug and Alcohol Commission; the Pike County Substance Abuse Task Force; and Hope for Pike will hold a free NARCAN Drive-Thru Event on Tuesday, July 7, from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m., at the Pike County Training Center, located at 135 Pike County Boulevard, in Lords Valley, PA.
The public is invited to drive up to receive info bags including NARCAN kits, DisposeRX bags, informational materials for help with substance abuse, and other community resources. Waivers must be signed regarding how to obtain training in administering NARCAN.
NARCAN Nasal Spray is the first and only FDA-approved nasal form of naloxone for the emergency treatment of a known or suspected opioid overdose. NARCAN counteracts the life-threatening effects of an opioid overdose. Since most accidental overdoses occur in a home setting, it was developed for first responders, family, friends, and caregivers.
“This event is a great opportunity for the community to access helpful resources in a quick, drive-by setting during the challenges presented by COVID-19,” says Milford Outpatient Supervisor Shannon Wisniewski, of the Carbon, Monroe, Pike Drug and Alcohol Commission.
The event is made possible by a State Opioid Response Grant through the Department of Drug and Alcohol Program.
For more information, contact the Carbon, Monroe, Pike Drug and Alcohol Commission at 570-296-1054.