Midland class teaches community to help with opioid overdoses
Opioids killed 42 thousand people in 2016 according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Now a free class at the Midland Community Center is teaching people how to help.
The program covers a lot of topics including recognizing overdose signs.
The Legacy Center for Community Success and partners like the Midland Police Department are teaching participants how to use Narcan.
Organizer Kathryn Tate says it's also about breaking stigmas surrounding addictions.
"I want everyone to know that this program is intended to break down the barriers. Give you enough to set started and the resources you need. It's more than teaching you to reverse the overdose it's helping you find those next steps," she said.
Tuesday’s class is full.
But if you want to sign up for a future one email firstname.lastname@example.org