Members of the drug prevention and treatment community in Boston, including Kay Walsh of South Boston CAN Reduce Underage Drinking, stood with Mayor Marty Walsh at South Boston Police Station District C-6 yesterday as he announced that the Boston Public Health Commission will train Boston police officers and firefighters to use Narcan — the opioid overdose reversal medication — so that all first responders in the city will have access to the medication. Full story here.
NARCAN SAVES LIVES.
The increase of overdoses fatal and non-fatal has the community on alert. The Boston Public Health Department has outreach workers on the street actively contacting our homeless and street populations. The effective use of NARCAN can save lives; the outreach workers have kits and can teach how it is used. They are visiting recovery houses, treatment centers, and all public access spots trying get the word out.
You, the residents of South Boston, need to get the word out to friends, family members, neighbors, and co-workers. Coming from the South Shore is a batch of heroin that has resulted in 5 deaths and multiple overdoses. If you know of someone who is an active user be vigilant, speak up, and warn them.
Call 911 immediately if you witness a suspected drug overdose.
For more information call: AHOPE (617) 534-3967
Contact person from South Boston CAN, Kay Walsh (617) 308-1154