Narcan training to be held tonight in Springfield

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Lt. Jonathan Pirk of the Springfield Fire/Rescue Division provides instruction on how to administer naloxone using a syringe of water on a training dummy. No naloxone was used in the making of this video.

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

The Families of Addicts support group will hold Narcan training from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today, June 20, at the Mulberry Terrace Apartments Community Room, 120 W. Mulberry St.

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The training will be taught by McKinley Hall Peer Recovery Support Specialist Barbie Curtin.

Narcan is the brand name of the drug naloxone, which reverses an opioid overdose.

The meeting will also include an open discussion.

The group’s mission is to embrace families, friends and individuals struggling with addiction in order to promote recovery, provide support and encourage advocacy.

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