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Strategies to Prevent, Mitigate & Manage Opioid Use
October 31, 2019 - December 19, 2019
This training is offered by the Westerly Education Center in multiple four hour sessions starting 10/31/19. See dates & details here!
Opioid overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in Rhode Island.
Last year, 314 Rhode Islanders died of accidental drug overdoses (Rhode Island Department of Health Overdose Prevention and Intervention Task Force statistics). And the CDC reports that 130 Americans every day suffer fatal drug overdoses involving opioids.
To reduce opioid overdose and provide support for individuals and families affected by overdoses, especially in Washington County, free trainings are available for front-line health care and behavioral health care professionals and paraprofessionals to develop techniques to employ prevention strategies in southern Rhode Island communities.
The Westerly Education Center offers training in three four hour sessions on multiple dates, between 10/31/19 and 12/19/19. See their website for details and information.