Saving lives: Narcan training draws capacity crowd

The Forest County courthouse boardroom was packed to capacity on Mar. 13 for the first Community Coalition of Forest County training seminar on the implementation of Narcan to reverse opiate drug overdose. Carley Zartner, left, from the AIDS Resource Center, Schofield, Wis. conducted the seminar.

Richard D. Ackley, Jr.

The Forest County courthouse board room was packed to capacity Tuesday evening Mar. 13 for a drug overdose intervention training.

The Community Coalition of Forest County received a grant that enabled them to provide the hands-on training free to participants. Carley Zartner of the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin led the training.

Community members and emergency responders learned how to use two types of Narcan, or naloxone, a drug that can reverse an opiate overdose. Narcan is available in shot form, and a nasal spray.

For the full story, see this week’s edition of The Forest Republican.