There are courses to teach us how to save someone who is drowning, choking or having a heart attack. With drug addiction becoming a national crisis, there is now a class to teach you how to save someone from an overdose.
The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department will be giving away free Narcan kits and hosting a community training class to teach you how to use it. Spokesman Kevin Hall says this isn’t just for anyone who uses or knows someone who uses opioids. “We’re also seeing a lot of people who are coming in because…hey, my brother uses or I know somebody else in my family who could use this. I’ve also heard from several people who just come in because they want to. One person came in and said I don’t know anybody who uses drugs but I want to make sure I have this just in case. I would feel awful if I was walking in a park and saw somebody overdosed and couldn’t help them. We’ve had Uber drivers, taxi drivers, fast food workers come in and say we see this all the time where people need this. I want to have it on me in case I’m called to action”
The class is Tuesday January 23rd from 5-6 at the Fayette County Health Department on Newtown Pike. It’s free and open to the public.