Health Unit Promotes Overdose Prevention Program

Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2017 12:44 PM

It's International Overdose Awareness Day.

The Northwestern Health Unit is using the day to promote its Opioid Overdose Prevention Program.

Spokesperson Gillian Lunny says it make Naloxone available to people who are at risk of an overdose.

Lunny says individuals are trained how to use it which only takes about 30 minutes.

She says it's potentially life-saving medication that can help one overcome an overdose.