Virtual Opioid Education & Narcan Training Class
Sheriff Dawanna Witt and the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office offers online and in-person classes about the dangers of opioids, signs of addiction, treatment options, the proper administration of Naloxone, and more. This class is free and is open to all. These classes are available in person at our facility in Plymouth for a limited number of attendees, as well as online via Zoom. Register here.
These sessions will include training on how to properly administer Naloxone, also known by the brand name Narcan®, a prescription medicine that reverses an opioid overdose. Funding for the classes has been provided through grants from the Minnesota Department of Health. All sessions will be taught by licensed alcohol and drug counselor Randy Anderson, founder of Bold North Recovery and Consulting.
This new class is the latest tool in the HCSO’s on-going efforts to battle opioid addiction during the pandemic. Since COVID-19 has prevented so many in-person events, the HCSO is also mailing Deterra drug disposal bags and hosting online Naloxone training.