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Narcan Education & Information Session

The Academy for Addiction Professionals invites you to a Narcan Education and Information Session

When: Thursday, January 21, 2016 from 10am until 12pm
Where: Palm Beach County SubstanceAwareness Coalition located at 2300 High Ridge Rd. Boynton Beach, FL 33426.

The session will be led by Micah Robbins, the Director of Special Projects for the Palm Beach County Substance Awareness Coalition, Chad Sabora, Founder of the Missouri Network for Opiate Reform and Recovery, and Justin Kunzelman with Rebel Recovery in Florida. This session will be followed by a Narcan Training, which will be held on Saturday, February 20, 2016.

What is it and who is leading the training?

Narcan (Naloxone) is an injectable that is used to treat narcotic overdose in emergency situations. The training will be lead by Dr. Jay Kuchera, 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.

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.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are offered by The Academy for Addiction Professionals. More details to follow. Admission to this information session is complimentary, but space is limited. Attendance is on a first come, first serve basis. You must register by emailing the Program Director Shira Ackerman shira@addictionacademy.com with the names of all attendees.