FREE Training! If you are concerned that a loved one is at risk for overdosing on heroin or a prescription pain medication, this training is for you. You will learn: Opioid types.How to recognize, respond to, and prevent an opioid overdose.How to administer intra-nasal naloxone to reverse an overdose. You will receive one 4 mg dose of intra-nasal naloxone. For more information or to register contact Washington County Health Department; Division of Behavioral Health Services at240-313-3365.
The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 9.9 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet. The DEA’s Take Back Day events provide an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths.