February 19, 2020 Grantley Adams

WINSTED, CT – February 19, 2020 Would you know what to do if someone overdosed? Northwestern Connecticut Community College (NCCC) in collaboration with the McCall Center for Behavioral Health and funding from the Connecticut Healthy Campus Initiative – Campus Opioid Education and Awareness Program, will be offering  FREE life-saving Naloxone (Narcan) administration training for people 18 years of age or older who live in Litchfield County and/or is a student at NCCC. Training will be held in the Draper Conference Center- First Floor of the Library Building.

When administered correctly, the nasal spray Narcan restores breathing that has been dangerously slowed by an overdose of heroin or prescription painkillers. Narcan can work within a minute or two, giving emergency responders time to get the person to a hospital. Residents who participate in the free trainings learn how to administer Narcan. Residents who do not have health insurance, will receive a free Narcan kit. Residents who have health insurance will be instructed on how to obtain a kit at a participating pharmacy through their health insurance.

Residents 18 years of age or older who want to be trained to administer Naloxone (Narcan) should register online for the training dates listed below. Register early as space is limited. Print your ticket and bring to the training to enter into raffle for a Naloxone Kit!