The danger of accidental overdose, particularly from “imposter” drugs, is very real.
We believe that being prepared to address these emergencies is one of the best ways to keep our communities safe. That’s why we took advantage of an opportunity last year to be the first University in UW System to install NaloxZone boxes on our campuses. These boxes supply the antidote Narcan for those experiencing a drug overdose and we’re excited to announce that nearly all other UW System schools now have these boxes installed across their campuses.
We want our students, faculty and staff members to know how to recognize the signs of drug overdose and how to administer Narcan. UWO Police is coordinating a two-hour training program:
Substances Don’t Discriminate
5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7
Culver Family Welcome Center, Ballroom C
Or attend virtually: https://wisconsin-edu.zoom.us/j/96365900209?pwd=SWtBcVJyazR6TkVjSnhJMTVLTXg0Zz09
Meeting ID: 963 6590 0209
We will have free pizza from Politos for those attending in person thanks to UW Oshkosh USRH (United Students in Residence Halls) and UW Oshkosh Parking Services.
In addition to information about overdose and Narcan administration, featured guests include Michelle Kullmann who lost her son to an accidental overdose. Megan Edwards, a UW Oshkosh graduate, will share her journey to living in recovery and provide information to help you identify someone who needs help. She also will discuss the signs of substance abuse and provide information on local resources available to help college students who may need help. Acting Police Chief Chris Tarmann will talk about the NaloxZone boxes and share information regarding campus medical amnesty. LJ Volp, recovery coach, will share signs of an overdose and how to use Narcan.
This is a training opportunity you will not want to miss. Hope to see you on Feb. 7.
Chris Tarmann, Acting Chief of Police