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A Call to Action for All District 7780 Rotarians and Guests

The opiate epidemic is sweeping across our country and devastating our communities.  Maine and New Hampshire experienced 901 drug-induced deaths in 2017.  Our communities must work together to make a difference and help fight this epidemic.  

Be prepared to save a life and give hope to those in recovery by attending this Opiate Epidemic training event brought to you by the Rotary District 7780 Recovery Initiative Committee in partnership with the City of Portland Public Health Division’s Overdose Prevention Project.  All are welcome to attend.

Recognizing and Responding to an Opiate/Heroin Overdose

Hosted by Rotary Club of Portland, Maine

Thursday, January 24, 2019 (Snow Date:  2/21/19)

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Maine Medical Center Dana Auditorium

22 Bramhall St, Portland, ME

Parking is available on Bramhall Street or in the Maine Med parking lot on Chadwick Street

  • Learn about the Opiate Epidemic and Substance Use Disorder
  • Learn how to recognize the signs of an overdose
  • Learn how to perform first-aid, including administering Naloxone (the drug that reverses the effects of opioids)
  • Help reduce the stigma of Substance Use Disorder

To RSVP, please email Chief Bob MacKenzie, Kennebunk Police Department at rmackenzie@kennebunkmaine.us  or call 207 604-1339.