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York County Libraries will host a free series of eight classes on two topics — Opioid 101 and Narcan 101 — at libraries throughout the county over the next few months.

The purpose of the classes, presented in partnership with York County government and the York/Adams Drug & Alcohol Commission, is to help community members understand and respond to the opioid crisis in their communities.

The classes will cover a general overview of opioids and addiction as well as Narcan, a brand of naloxone, which can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose and save lives.

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Opioid 101 will be offered at the following dates and times:

  • Dec. 18 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Paul Smith Library of Southern York County, 80 Constitution Ave., Shrewsbury Township.
  • Dec. 19 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Martin Library, 159 E. Market St., York City.
  • March 14, 2019, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Kaltreider-Benfer Library, 147 S. Charles St., Red Lion.

Narcan 101 will be offered at the following dates and times:

  • Dec. 17 from 6 to 7 p.m. Glatfelter Memorial Library, 101 Glenview Road, Spring Grove.
  • Dec. 18 from 6 to 7 p.m. Collinsville Community Library, 2632 Delta Road, Brogue.
  • Dec. 19 from 6 to 7 p.m. Dillsburg Area Public Library, 204 Mumper Lane, Dillsburg.
  • Dec. 27 from 6 to 7 p.m. Village Library, 35 N. Main St. Jacobus.
  • Jan. 29, 2019, from 6 to 7 p.m. Paul Smith Library of Southern York County, 80 Constitution Ave., Shrewsbury Township.
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