Community taught harm-reduction, equipped to save lives, reduce overdoses

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To educate the Defence and surrounding community on opioid overdose identification, prevention, and treatment, MARPAC Health & Wellness Strategy (MHWS) held a Naloxone Training workshop at CFB Esquimalt as part of the National Addictions Awareness Week, Nov. 21 to 25.

The Naloxone Training session was organized by the Addictions-Free Living Working Group of the MHWS and presented by AVI Health & Community Services.

“We hope the training helped to facilitate open discussions around the topic of substance use and addictions to decrease the stigma associated with it,” said Andrea Lam, Health Promotion Specialist, PSP and the Health Promotion Representative for the Addictions-Free Living Working Group.

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