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A Community Conversation on Facing the Opioid Epidemic

Thursday, August 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Recently declared a national public health emergency, opioid-related deaths kill more people in Michigan than car accidents or firearms.

Local responses range from providing police with tools that counteract overdoses to opening safe injection sites.

Join the library, along with Dirt City Sanctuary, the Kent County Opioid Task Force, and The Red Project for an important community conversation.

Learn how the opioid epidemic has taken shape locally and how we can work to tackle the growing epidemic in our community.

Naloxone (Narcan) Training
The Red Project offers Naloxone (also known as Narcan) training for free to individuals, family members, and friends who want to be prepared for a loved one who may be at risk. The prescription, a brief training, and the medication is provided on site by knowledgeable Red Project staff and volunteers. This training is presented in five different neighborhoods five days a week. For more information, contact Opioid Program Manager Megan Rocha-Adams at megan@redproject.org or 616.456.9063.

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Details

Date:
Thursday, August 22
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/400669540777462/

Venue

Grand Rapids Public Library
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Phone:
6163317370
Website:
https://clients.sbdcmichigan.org/center.aspx?center=39070&subloc=3
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