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The Opiate Crisis: What Libraries Can Do (Infopeople)

This webinar discusses the history and depth of the opiate problem in this country and how it has come to the attention of libraries and their staff. Dr. Steve Albrecht is a former San Diego Police Reserve Sergeant and a member of the California Narcotics Officers Association, trained in Drug Abuse Recognition (DAR) and Advanced DAR. In this session he will focus on how library staff members at all levels can recognize the signs and symptoms of opiate users who are either under the influence or in withdrawal (which makes them act erratic, irrational, threatening, and even violent). He will cover what to do when faced with an overdose patient; the safe and effective use of Narcan (a drug that reverses the effects of opiate overdose); getting help from social services agencies and substance abuse professionals, and the police. This session will also discuss how to make your library facility and its restrooms safer and less likely to become a haven for opiate users.       

For more information and to register, go to https://infopeople.org/civicrm/event/info%3Fid%3D743%26reset%3D1

Date:
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Time:
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location:
Online - At Your Computer
Categories:
Public Services   Webinar  

Event Organizer

Jackie Haske

State Library Grants Assistant
North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources

919 807 7428    office
919 733 8748    fax

CEstaff@ncdcr.gov

109 East Jones Street
4640 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, North Carolina 27699-4600

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