You can learn how to help in case of a fentanyl overdose with Kamloops naloxone training

Naloxone with a hypodermic syringe and needle is pictured in this file photo.
Image Credit: FILE PHOTO

KAMLOOPS - A pair of naloxone training sessions have been confirmed thanks to the efforts of a Kamloops woman.

To help combat the growing death count due to opioids like fentanyl, sessions facilitated by Vancouver-based harm reduction organization Karmik and ASK Wellness are planned.

Brittany Gill organized the two opportunities in hopes people will learn how to administer naloxone, which can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose caused by fentanyl or similar drugs, saving a persons life.

The sessions, lasting about an hour, will be at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17 at a new ASK Wellness space at 185 Royal Ave. It will be $10 to attend, with the money donated to Karmik and ASK Wellness.

Gill says there is room for 20 people per session. To encourage participation they also have donated door prizes to give away.

For more information, check out this Facebook page.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Brendan Kergin or call 250-819-6089 or email the editor. You can also submit photos, videos or news tips to the newsroom and be entered to win a monthly prize draw.

We welcome your comments and opinions on our stories but play nice. We won't censor or delete comments unless they contain off-topic statements or links, unnecessary vulgarity, false facts, spam or obviously fake profiles. If you have any concerns about what you see in comments, email the editor in the link above. 

Brandy Dumont says she couldn't be more excited to be a part of Toronto's first Indigenous fashion week. The 24-year-old mother is pictured in her first fashion show dedicated to missing and murdered indigenous women last summer.
How a Kamloops model is using her First Nations roots on the runway
KAMLOOPS - Brandy Dumont will appear in Toronto’s first Indigenous fashion week at the end of the month. The Kamloops woman was recently selected to walk the runway at the spring fashion show, which will showcase Indigenous models and

Top News