Scott D. Benton, Chief of Police
20 Essex St
Whitman, MA 02382
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017
Contact: John Guilfoil
Whitman Hanson WILL to Provide Free Narcan Training
WHITMAN — Chief Scott D. Benton reports that the Whitman Hanson WILL organization, in conjunction with South Shore Hospital and Duval’s Pharmacy, is hosting a Naloxone Sim Lab event to teach those suffering from substance use disorders, their families, and loved ones how to administer potentially lifesaving Narcan in the event of an overdose.
Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
571 Washington St., Whitman
Naloxone or Narcan is an opioid antagonist that can reverse the effects of a heroin or other opioid overdose and save a life. The Naloxone Sim Lab create a mock overdose situation to help people understand what an addicted person goes through and also how to use “Narcan” in a crisis situation.
“We encourage all citizens to come by and take advantage of this opportunity to become better educated on the opioid epidemic that has gripped our country,” Chief Benton said.
About Whitman Hanson WILL
Whitman Hanson WILL is part of a regional collaborative, the Brockton Area Opioid Abuse Prevention Collaborative. Whitman Hanson WILL is made up of volunteers across twelve sectors in addition to promoting advocacy and working effortlessly to reduce the stigma associated with substance use disorders.