In this episode of Give’m Health, Diane Jones, Health Educator at the Bear River Health Department, talks about the signs of opioid overdose and how to administer naloxone.

The Bear River Health Department offers FREE opioid overdose prevention and naloxone training. Naloxone (also known as Narcan) is a medication that reverses an opioid overdose. Naloxone is used to wake people up who have overused or overdosed with pain medication or opioids, such as heroin. When people have too many opioids in their body they become very drowsy and may stop breathing. Naloxone blocks the effect of the opioid so the patient will be able to breath normally again and save their life.

It is important to have a naloxone kit if you or anyone you know is using opioids. The Bear River Health Department has a FREE limited naloxone supply available to those who take the class. If you would like more information about Naloxone click here. If you have questions about a Naloxone kit click here or call 435-792-6500.