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Free opioid, Narcan classes at York County Libraries

Lindsey O'Laughlin
York Dispatch
West Virginia's Joe Manchin III said in a letter to President Donald Trump that Rep. Tom Marino could be favoriable to the opioid industry if he headed the Office of National Drug Control Policy. (Dreamstime)

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.

More:Free naloxone available at two sites in York City Thursday

More:Police: York-area baby sitter OD'd on heroin in front of kids

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.