Overdose prevention course coming to Monessen |

Overdose prevention course coming to Monessen

Jacob Tierney

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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