National Fentanyl Awareness Day Boosts Ongoing Efforts to Fight Opioid Overdoses

Takoma Park Police Department released a number of resources in honor of National Fentanyl Awareness Day on May 9. 

National Fentanyl Awareness Day aims to amplify nationwide efforts to increase awareness for fentanyl, the highly addictive synthetic opioid driving the overdose epidemic. 

Narcan training will be held on May 5 at Montgomery College’s Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus. All attendees will receive two free Narcan kits. Narcan, or Naloxone, is a medicine that reverses opioid overdoses. 

The training will be held at 1 p.m. on the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus at Commons 211. Those interested in attending, must register online in advance. 

National Fentanyl Awareness Day hosts a virtual speaker series on May 9. All sessions are available online and open to the public. Additionally, the Takoma Park Police Department shared a webinar from the Drug Enforcement Administration about efforts to fight fentanyl and the opioid crisis.

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