Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Campus members can attend workshops to address heroin problem in Ross County


Upcoming workshops on heroin addiction will be provided by the Ross County Health District for OU-C community members.  These workshops are being organized by Dr. Tim Angel, health commissioner and chief executive officer for the Ross County Health District. Angel is also an adjunct faculty member on campus.  Health district staff members will present an overview of the problem, along with a demonstration of how medical personnel administer Naloxone, a heroin antidote. 

Faculty (both full-time and adjunct members) and staff members can attend workshops on the following dates and times in Bennett Hall room 131. Each workshop should last approximately 75 minutes:
•    April 5 at 10 a.m.
•    April 6 at 2:30 p.m.

Students in specific majors (social work, human services, law enforcement technology, nursing and health services) are invited to attend the workshop at 2:30 p.m. on April 6, as are faculty and staff members who are unable to attend the April 5 meeting.

Seating will be available on a first-come basis.

Heroin addiction is a serious problem that impacts the campus’ service region. In 2015, a record number of heroin deaths and overdoses, along with a record number of administrations of the Naloxone (more commonly known as Narcan) were documented in Ross County. 

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