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Educational Summit on Naloxone

Feb. 20th, 2016 10am to 1pm

2300 High Ridge Rd., Boynton Beach, FL 33426

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What is it and who is leading the training?

Narcan (Naloxone) is an injectable that is used to treat narcotic overdose in emergency situations.

Keynote speaker Dr. Kuchera will be training on when Narcan (Naloxone) should be administered, the proper use of Narcan and why it is important for family members, government officials, and treatment professionals to be educated on Narcan, as well as why they should have Narcan available in an emergency situation. This session and training is open to anyone. Attendees typically include law enforcement and government officials, mothers, fathers and all family members of those affected by addiction, professionals in the field including counselors, therapists, sober living owners, treatment center managers or owners, nurses, and social workers.

Dr. Jay Kuchera, is a graduate of the University of Florida School of Medicine. He served his internship at the University of Miami’s Jackson Memorial Hospital and is board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine. He is also a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists and the American Academy of Pain Management.

“Death from opioid overdose continues to be a leading public health concern. Despite recent crack-downs on prescribing , prescription overdose injuries increased in 2014 to an all-time high. Heroin and street fentanyl have greatly added to overdose deaths. Naloxone is a life-saving medication recommended by national policy for community use by both public and law-enforcement professionals. Dr. Jay Kuchera, an anesthesiologist, algiatrist, and addiction medicine specialist, will present an update on opioid overdose and the use of naloxone . This is a must-see for families, friends, law-enforcement and addiction treatment professionals.” – Dr. Jay Kuchera

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The Academy for Addiction Professionals is a leading addiction professional training center and an approved education provider for both the Florida Certification Board (FCB) and NAADAC. We offer interactive in-class (South Florida Location) and online training courses for the Certified Addiction Professional (CAP), Certified Addiction Counselor (CAC), Certified Behavioral Health Technician (CBHT) and Certified Recovery Support Specialist (CRSS) levels of certification as well as Continuing Education and Professional Development programs.