Overdose Prevention is Local


ABC Action News WFTS Airdate 3.21.2024 by Wendy Ryan

Several groups in Pinellas County are working to cut down the number of overdose deaths in our region. Our cameras were there this afternoon to capture the free training sessions focusing on fentanyl. Several local organizations, along with the health department hanged out, handed out overdose prevention kits, and shared how to save a life. “Everyone should have these kits,” says Jennifer Webb, Gulf Coast JFCS board member. “Two out of every three families in the United States are impacted by the overdose crisis in our country. The Quick Response Team at Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services offers these Naloxone leave behind kits for free.

Learn more at https://gulfcoastjewishfamilyandcommunityservices.org/behavioral-services

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