Michael Miksch, Chief of Police
775 Main St.
Hanson, MA 02341
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Email: [email protected]
Hanson Police Invite Residents to Attend Narcan Training and Education Session
HANSON — Chief Michael Miksch would like to invite residents to attend a naloxone training and education event tomorrow night.
Thursday, June 21, from 4-6 p.m.
Shaw’s, 476 Liberty St., Hanson
Whitman Hanson WILL is a coalition funded to address substance use prevention within the communities of Whitman and Hanson. The coalition aims to raise awareness and provide education around underage drinking, non-medical use of prescription drugs, opioid abuse and overdose prevention.
Whitman Hanson WILL is hosting a naloxone training and information session using Signature Healthcare’s mobile sim lab training program on Thursday.
Those who attend will learn how to properly respond to an overdose and will be taught how to use the overdose-reversing drug naloxone. Naloxone is commonly known by the brand name, Narcan.
The simulation features a dummy where participants can practice administering Narcan in a safe and controlled environment.
“Knowing how to read the signs of an overdose and how to properly administer Narcan can help buy precious minutes when first responders are on their way,” Chief Miksch said.
Anyone can access Narcan at a pharmacy in Massachusetts without a prescription and it will go through an individual’s insurance.
For more information about the event, contact Amanda Sandoval at [email protected]. Assistant Director of Prevention Services for High Point Treatment Center and the Brockton Area Prevention Collaborative.
About Whitman Hanson WILL:
Whitman Hanson WILL is part of a regional collaborative, the Brockton Area Prevention Collaborative. Whitman Hanson WILL is made up of volunteers across twelve sectors working to promote advocacy and works effortlessly to reduce the stigma associated with substance use disorders.