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Members from the drug and alcohol commissions in Westmoreland, Fayette and Washington counties have teamed up to offer an overdose prevention class in Monessen.

“Learn To Save a Life: Overdose Prevention 101” will be held July 12 at 6 p.m. in Monessen High School, 1245 State Road.

The free program will include training on how to use the overdose-reversing drug Narcan, how to identify the symptoms of an overdose and what to do if you’re present when someone overdoses.

A limited amount of Naloxone will be available for individuals to take home.

To register for the training, contact the following: Westmoreland County residents – Diane Chopyak at 724-243-2200; Fayette County residents – Jana Kyle at 724-438-3576, ext. 124; and Washington County residents – Breanne Bowman, 724-223-1181, ext. 110.

Jacob Tierney is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at [email protected], 724-836-6646, or via Twitter @Soolseem.

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