Overdose prevention talk in SW Harbor

SOUTHWEST HARBOR — On Tuesday, Sept. 25, from 5:30-7 p.m., Joseph Locke, public health specialist with Bangor Public Health and Community Services, will present a training in opioid overdose prevention at the Southwest Harbor Public Library.

Locke has over 20 years of experience providing social services to diverse populations in Maine, including helping people who are experiencing homelessness, families fleeing domestic violence, people recovering from a traumatic brain injury and individuals seeking treatment for substance use.

Locke will explore the “Five Essential Steps for First Responders” as outlined in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Opioid Overdose Toolkit. He will also explain the risk factors for experiencing an accidental overdose.

This event is free and all are welcome.

For more information, contact the library at 244-7065.

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