DOSE PROGRAM OFFERS FREE LIFESAVING OPIATE OVERDOSE TRAINING SESSIONS
Through a collaboration with Brandywine Counseling and Community Services, the Delaware Divsion of Public Health, and the Delaware Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health, there will be a series of Opiate Overdose Prevetnion Trainings offered through the BCCS Drug Overdose Survival Education (DOSE) Program. The goal of DOSE Program is to train Individuals on how to identify and respond to an opiate overdose. The training also offers individuals the opportunity to purchase the opiate antidote Naloxone at the conclusion of the training. The DOSE Program will offered at multiple times and locations throughout the State over the next year.
"Through current partnerships and funding we can expand the knowledge and risk around opiate overdose, as well as equip individuals with the training they need to respond appropriately to opiod overdoses," said Domenica Personti, Director of Adolescent Services and Prevention at BCCS. "Naloxone has shown time and again the ability to reverse the effects of an overdose and give those individuals a second chance at life."
"In our current climate, as the State and community based organization such as BCCS gear up to a battle the heroin and opiate epidemic in Delaware, the DOSE Program will be a defining tool to educate and train those who may find themselves in a position to make a difference between life and death," Dr. Lynn Fahey, CEO of BCCS. "Getting Naloxone into the hands of those who need it most is a priority for BCCS, and our partners."
The following is a list of scheduled DOSE Trainings and locations. All TRAININGS ARE OFFERED FROM 6-7:30 PM UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED:
2/12/15 at Ocean View Police Dept 201 Central Avenue, Ocean View, DE 19970
2/13/15 (1pm) at BCCS Drop-In-Center 2713 Lancaster Ave Wilmington, DE 19805
3/18/15 (6:30pm) at Bethel United Methodist Church 129 W 4th St Lewes, DE 19958
3/30/15 at Del Tech Wilmington, 333 Shipley St, Wilmington, DE 19805
5/18/15 at Del Tech Stanton, 400 Stanton-Christiana Rd, Newark, Delaware 19713
6/15/15 at Camp Rehoboth, 37 Baltimore Ave, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
9/8/15 at Del Tech Terry Campus, 100 Campus Drive, Dover, Delaware 19904
No prior Medical Training is experience is necessary to participate in the training. All trainees will receive a certificate of completion. Anyone can attend but seating is limited so come early. For more information on the DOSE Program please contact Domenica Personti, BCCS Director of Adolescent Services and Prevention Services at (302) 504 5920 or via email @brandywinecounseling.org