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TONIGHT: Lexington Park Library hosts Opioid Learning Series

LEONARDTOWN, Md. - In an effort to raise awareness about the opioid epidemic overtaking our community, St. Mary’s County Health Department and St. Mary’s County Library have partnered to host an Opioid Learning Series at the Lexington Park Library for the public.

The final installment of this series, "How to Respond" (previously scheduled for Thursday, March 22, 2018) has been rescheduled for Thursday, March 29, 2018. Separate sessions will be offered for adults and teens:

  • Adult Session: 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. - The sixth and final session of the Opioid Learning Series will include a brief overview of the entire series, followed by information for community members on how to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose. Naloxone will be provided to interested participants.
  • Teen Session: 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. - A special teen session will run simultaneously in which teens will learn about peer intervention strategies, how and when to seek help, what you can do if can you witness an overdose.

Registration is not required but recommended to ensure adequate seating and hand out materials for participants. Light refreshments will be served.

To register, visit: https://www.stmalib.org/events/adult-events/opioid-learning-series/
For more information on the opioid epidemic, visit: http://www.smchd.org/opioid/

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