Ottawa Public Health (OPH) is hosting an Opioid Awareness Web Series aimed at answering questions about prevention and response of opioid overdose in our community.
This web series will be streamed live via YouTube, with a Public Health Nurse available for questions throughout the live stream. Following the presentation, a video will be posted to StopOverDoseOttawa.ca.
The first event, called “Opioids 101”, takes place April 11th from 12-1:00 PM and will provide an overview on opioids, illicit fentanyl, signs and symptoms of overdose, and naloxone access in the community.
The second session, on “How to talk to youth about drugs”, will take place April 18th from 12-1 PM and discuss Opioid overdose prevention, tips on how to “have THAT talk”, and supports in schools and community
Residents can get free take-home Naloxone kits from several pharmacies in Ottawa, and to check if your pharmacy is carrying them you can go to the Ontario Ministry of Health website here.
Please Register in advance of these series should you wish to attend.