Osage Nation Counseling Center Aims to Spread the Life-Saving Benefits of Narcan
ONCC to host Drive-Thru Narcan Training Event on Wednesday, June 7; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Oklahomans are becoming increasingly more aware of the epidemic America is currently facing regarding fentanyl and the fatalities it is causing. In 2022 fentanyl and other opioid-related overdoses increased 22% from the previous year, with the number only continuing to rise into 2023. To help combat this, it is imperative that we can educate our communities and offer all forms available to us of preventative and intervention-based care. The Osage Nation Counseling Center is trying to educate, prepare and equip our community members through multiple grants. These grants specifically aim to hold a series of community Narcan (naloxone) drive-thru training events. Following in the footsteps of the Choctaw Nations COIPP grant, the Osage Nation Counseling Center aims to spread awareness around the life-saving benefits of Narcan while providing it free of charge to the community, along with the training needed to properly and safely administer it. Other items, such as medication lock bags to keep medications safe, along with t-shirts and other resources, will also be available.
All community members are invited to attend a Narcan Drive-Thru Training on Wednesday, June 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kihekah Ave. and Main St. in Pawhuska, OK. The event is free and open to the public while supplies last.
For questions or additional information, please contact Alexis Martin at @email.