LAPS NEWS RELEASE
Los Alamos county has recently experienced an increase in cases of Fentanyl abuse. To help our parents and community members become more educated about this problem and understand what measures to follow to protect our students and families, Los Alamos Public Schools, in conjunction with the New Mexico Department of Health, will host a response training session.
Harm Reduction Overdose Response Training will be held on Monday, May 1 starting at 5 pm in the Los Alamos Middle School Cafeteria. This family training session is open to all parents and community members.
Paul Maldonado and Chloe Reichelt from the New Mexico Department of Health will lead this training. Topics to be covered include:
Reasons why people use substances
- Causes of overdoses
- Harm reduction strategies
- What Narcan is used for
- How to recognize an overdose and how to respond
- Symptoms of other types of substance use
- Myths and Facts about overdose and Fentanyl
For more information, please contact Superintendent Jennifer Guy at email@example.com.