All of our communities are struggling with the opioid crisis these days and our parishes and leaders are often on the front line. During Friday mission project time, we urge one or more persons from your parish to join us for a critical time of basic information, discussion, and practical hands-on experience around what to do if you encounter someone who is in overdose from heroin or other opioids, including physician-prescribed opiates that are being abused.
You’ll learn what signs to look for, what to do in a medical crisis, how to make referrals or intervene, and what your parish can do—from support groups to public policy advocacy–to help make a difference longer-term.
EACH PARISH ATTENDING THIS SESSION WILL RECEIVE AN EMERGENCY KIT WITH NALOXONE DOSES AND INSTRUCTION IN HOW TO USE IT IN EMERGENCY SITUATIONS.
Presented by Overdose Lifeline Inc. and southern Indiana Episcopalians who are working to mitigate this crisis through community awareness, education, needle exchange advocacy, and direct family support.