HEBRON â€” Training in preventing drug overdoses will be conducted by the AHM Youth and Family Services Bureau this week.
It will be held at the AHM offices, located at 25 Pendleton Drive in Hebron, Tuesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
The training will be led by Tom Steen, executive director of the Capital Area Substance Abuse Council.
The free training is provided in part by the bureauâ€™s Coalition for a Healthy Empowered Community and grant funding from the federal Department of Health and Human Servicesâ€™ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
Participants will learn how to administer Narcan, a prescription antidote to opiates such as heroin, oxycodone, codeine and morphine.
They will also learn strategies for preventing overdoses in the first place, the signs and symptoms of an overdose, the elements of the Good Samaritan Law concerning overdoses and useful resources.
Narcan kits are available to uninsured residents.
The Youth and Family Services Bureau provides programs for residents of the towns of Andover, Columbia, Hebron and Marlborough, including mentoring, preschooler development, teen activities, counseling and substance abuse prevention.
The Narcan training is available to residents of any of the four towns.
Registration is required in advance in order to participate.
To register, or for more information, call the AHM Youth and Family Services Bureau at 860-228-9488 or visit the bureauâ€™s website at www.ahmyouth.org.