HOW TO SAVE A LIFE
Alabama Department of Mental Health, Alabama Opioid Overdose and Addiction Council, Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America and Walmart Host Training to Reverse an Overdose
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama Department of Mental Health (ADMH) and the Alabama Opioid Overdose and Addiction Council, in partnership with the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) and Walmart will host a new training program and virtual reality demonstration on how to save a life by reversing an opioid overdose.
Over the last year, Alabama has seen an increase of drug overdoses. The state is now one of 25 with the highest increase in a 12-month period. To combat the opioid epidemic in our communities, Walmart has developed a virtual reality tool that uses Oculus headset technology to show how to save a life, that would otherwise be lost.
In addition to the training, co-chairs of the Alabama Opioid Overdose and Addiction Council, ADMH Commissioner Kimberly Boswell, State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris and Attorney General Steve Marshall offer unique perspectives and new strategies related to the opioid epidemic. As many communities face escalating overdose rates, it has never been more important to know how to save a life.
The one-hour webinar is free, and the public is invited to join on Tuesday, July 27 at 6:30 p.m. CDT at tinyurl.com/AL-VR-Naloxone.