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Naloxone and Managing Opioid Overdose

January 18, 2023, 4:00 - 5:00 PM

This hour-long virtual presentation talks about the most recent drug use trends scene locally. It then leads into how a bystander can properly recognize behaviours that place someone at high risk of a drug overdose and why. The presentation continues to introduce nasal naloxone as an overdose antidote and talks about how to quickly identify an opioid overdose. The presentation ends with a proper naloxone training and free naloxone kit distribution if needed.


Presented by Mark Barnes - Owner of Respect Rx Pharmacies

Mark Barnes, along with his pharmacist partners are very passionate advocates for the respectful approach to substance misuse and mental health treatment. This led them to develop Respect Rx, a pharmacy that prides itself in providing dignified, stigma-free pharmacy services to those with complex mental health and substance misuse issues.

Since being asked to be a regional champion for the Ontario Ministry of Health’s publicly funded naloxone program, Respect Rx has trained over 100,000 people and conducted over 900 community-based seminars on proper use of naloxone and the signs and symptoms of opioid overdose.