2nd Friday of every month
11AM - 12PM
March 10 - cancelled
Join Fountain House Gallery for a FREE Naloxone and Overdose Prevention Training - complete with a FREE Naloxone kit and certificate!
This 60-minute training includes risk factors and prevention strategies, signs & symptoms of overdoses, how to obtain and administer naloxone and more. Each attendee receives:
- 1 NYC Health Naloxone kit
- Certificate of Completion
The workshop will be led by Natalie Correa, Substance Use Support Coordinator at Fountain House.
Naloxone (Narcan) is a medication that reverses an opiod overdose.
Harm reduction fits into a global movement for social justice built on a belief in, and respect for, the rights of all people, particularly those who use drugs or trade sex. In addition to autonomy, it values community care over isolating punishments, and it considers the structures of racism, ableism, class inequality and other structural oppressions which render people of color, disabled/chronically ill/those living with serious mental illness, and poor and unhoused people in particular at higher risk for dangerous drug use and overdose, dangerous working conditions in criminalized economies like the sex trades, and dangerous relationships within these contexts. (Source: Bluestockings Cooperative)
- In New York City, rates of overdose death are the highest since reporting began in 2000
- The rate of overdose death increased to 39.4 per 100,000 NYCresidents in 2021, compared with 31.6 per 100,000 in 2020.
- Black New Yorkers had the highest rate of overdose death, andthe largest absolute increase in rate from 2020 to 2021 (39.8 vs.53.5 per 100,000 residents).
- For the fifth year in a row, fentanyl was the most commonsubstance involved in overdose deaths, present in 80% of overdosedeaths in 2021.