This webinar discusses the history and depth of the opiate problem in this country and how it has come to the attention of libraries and their staff. Topics covered include how library staff members at all levels can recognize the signs and symptoms of opiate users who are either under the influence or in withdrawal (which makes them act erratic, irrational, threatening, and even violent). over what to do when faced with an overdose patient; the safe and effective use of Narcan (a drug that reverses the effects of opiate overdose); getting help from social services agencies and substance abuse professionals, and the police. This session also discusses how to make your library facility and its restrooms safer and less likely to become a haven for opiate users. Recorded live on January 18, 2018 by Dr. Steve Albrecht.
Download a certificate of attendance for this recording: infopeople.org/sites/default/files/civicrm/persist/contribute/files/webinar/2018/1_18_18/coa_1_18_18.pdf