Tree of Life and Live4Lali offer free Narcan training and kits Oct. 8

  • Free Narcan kits which can save lives during opioid overdoses will be distributed at the Oct. 8 program at Tree of Life UU Congregation.

    Free Narcan kits which can save lives during opioid overdoses will be distributed at the Oct. 8 program at Tree of Life UU Congregation. Courtesy of Tree of Life

 
 
Updated 9/28/2022 12:25 AM

On Saturday, Oct. 8, Tree of Life Unitarian Universalist Congregation and Live4Lali will be provide free Narcan kits and training at 2 p.m. at the church, 5603 W. Bull Valley Road in McHenry.

Live4Lali is the organization that works to reduce stigma and prevent substance use disorder among individuals, families, and communities, and minimize the overall health, legal and social harms associated with substance use.

 

"The opioid crisis continues to needlessly claim lives in McHenry County and around the country. But we all can save lives by learning to use emergency Narcan kits which administer a lifesaving jolt to revive those in overdose crisis," said Patrick Murfin, Tree of Life Social Justice Team Chair, "You may think you will never need this, but you never know who in your life may be in crisis. A lot of folks keep kits in their cars, homes, and businesses. We will offer free training in their safe and effective use."

The program and kits are free and open to the public. Coffee and light refreshments will be provided.

For more information, visit the Facebook event page or contact Patrick Murfin at (815) 814-5645, email pmurfin@sbcglobal.net or Ales Mathiesen, McHenry County program manager of Live4Lali, at Alex@Live4Lali.org.

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