Puerto Rico

Educating on the Use of NARCAN

By Yolanda Gonzalez Malave, Program Assistant & HR Coordinator

Guara Bi – Yara Ri, in collaboration with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Puerto Rican affiliate, the Puerto Rico Administration of Mental Health and Anti-Addiction Services (ASSMCA), gave an educational presentation to staff and clients’ families about the treatment of known or suspected opioid overdoses with the use of the drug, NARCAN (naloxone). Those present were informed that opioid overdose deaths remain a critical problem during the pandemic and that naloxone is a safe and readily available prescription medicine that can save someone’s life by reversing the effects of an overdose. NARCAN kits were distributed that read, “NARCAN: A gift of love. An opportunity of life.”

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