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Posted on: September 22, 2017

Public Health Hosts 5th Community Overdose Prevention & Response Training

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The City of Portland's Substance Use Prevention and Needle Exchange Programs are hosting the Public Health Division's fifth Community Overdose Prevention and Response Training and Naloxone Distribution event on Monday, September 25 in the State of Maine Room in City Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

In addition, the programs will be unveiling the memorial wall that was created at this year's Overdose Awareness Day Vigil. August 31st of each year is International Overdose Awareness Day and this event allows a time and space for loved ones and friends to mourn the loss of people in their lives who have died from an overdose.

September is National Recovery Month and according to SAMHSA, the annual theme is "Join the Voices for Recovery: Strengthen Families and Communities". The Public Health Division supports all pathways to recovery through education, awareness, trainings and access to life-saving naloxone. 

The memorial wall will be on display in the City Hall Rotunda until September 29.

For more information, please contact Kristen Dow, Program Manager of Chronic Disease Prevention at (207) 874-8634 or


5:30PM -  Memorial Wall Unveiling, City Hall Rotunda

6:00 PM - Overdose Response Training and Naloxone Distribution, State of Maine Room, 2nd Floor, City Hall

WHERE:  City Hall, 389 Congress Street, Portland

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