Where you can learn how to reverse an overdose or prevent one
International Overdose Awareness Day is Aug. 31, and advocates statewide are marking the occasion. Through a partnership with the nonprofit Live4Lali, Glueckert Funeral Home in Arlington Heights plans a visual display of lives lost and several training sessions about how to counteract the life-threatening effects of an opioid overdose.
The business at 1520 N. Arlington Heights Road plans to tie 2,155 purple ribbons on flagpoles on its property, each to represent one life expected to be lost this year in Illinois to accidental overdoses, based on projections from the Illinois Department of Public Health.
The trainings are part of the #KeepAlive2155 campaign by Stop Overdose Illinois and other anti-substance abuse advocates, which aims to educate 2,155 people on how to counteract an overdose and provide doses of the reversal drug naloxone to those who need it.
Here are details about the trainings, which are free with no registration required.
What: #KeepAlive2155 overdose reversal trainings When: 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 27 through Thursday, Aug. 30; 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31
Where: Glueckert Funeral Home, 1520 N. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights
Who: Training on how to use the opioid overdose reversal drug naloxone provided by Live4Lali, an Arlington Heights-based nonprofit that works to prevent substance abuse and reduce stigma