Overdose epidemic: Ocean View PD to host DOSE workshop

OCEAN VIEW — Awareness and education are keys to survival during an opiate overdose.

Ocean View Police Department in conjunction with the Delaware Department of Health & Social Services on Thursday, June 27 will offer a workshop that offers a DOSE – Delaware Overdose Survival Education – of what could be life-saving information.

The workshop, which begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Ocean View Police Department, is free and open to the public.

DOSE is a program designed for anyone who wants to help opiate users, including themselves, avoid and survive an overdose.

“Naloxone (Narcan) training is part of the program, and persons completing the program will be qualified to carry and administer Naloxone,” said Ocean View Police Chief Ken McLaughlin. “Anyone interested in learning more about preventing overdose and opiate and heroin abuse is encouraged to attend.”

Training will focus preventing an overdose, how to recognize an overdose and how to respond to an overdose.
If opiate users don’t die from an overdose there is also risk of suffering from brain damage, becoming paralyzed and losing arms and legs due to sepsis.

“We are losing too many lives to this overdose epidemic,” said Debra Cassidy, DOSE Coordinator. “The DOSE training could be the difference between life and death.”

The Ocean View Police Department is located at 201 Central Avenue, Ocean View.

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