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Overdose Prevention

We offer Take Home Naloxone Kits, training and workshops.

Due to an increase of accidental overdose deaths (largely due to Fentanyl being sold to and used by
unknowing buyers) in our province and country, OPTIONS (along with other HIV organizations in the province) has partnered with Alberta Health Services to educate, train and empower clients, people who use drugs, and service providers to take a stand against accidental overdose deaths.

Drug use in our province has become more risky, as the drugs have become more potent, less expensive, and easier to buy or manufacture.  As the rate of drug use increases, so does the risk of an accidental overdose which can result in death. OPTIONS is committed to the health and safety of all of the communities in our region. We believe that training individuals how to recognize, assess, and treat an overdose is a key part in providing quality care, support and education to the individuals we serve, as well as the community as a whole.

Our Prevention and Education Coordinator is happy to schedule Take Home Naloxone training for
anyone interested in the program. Our Outreach Worker is available to provide clients with a quick training session on how the kits are to be used, as well as providing them with free Naloxone kits.
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