WEST NEWBURY — Today, four people will die from an opioid overdose in Massachusetts. Overdose can happen to any family, at any place, at any time.

The West Newbury Board of Health and the Pentucket School District are teaming up to host “Opioid Overdose 101: Education, Prevention and Narcan Training” Wednesday in the Pentucket Middle School auditorium from 6 to 7:30 p.m. 

The forum features Dr. Allison Burns, a pharmacist from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and founder and chief executive officer of End Mass Overdose, Inc. The nonprofit organization is comprised of volunteer pharmacists and other medical personnel on a mission to help end overdose through training and education.

Come learn how opioids work, lesser-known opioids and over-the-counter combinations, signs and symptoms of overdose, and hands-on Narcan training and other responses. This forum is open to educators, parents, and other concerned community members. For more information on End Mass Overdose, visit www.endmassoverdose.org.


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