Waynesburg University, in collaboration with Washington Drug and Alcohol Commission, is holding a Narcan Distribution Drive-Thru event Saturday, Dec. 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 6000 Town Center Boulevard in Canonsburg.
If you are a person who has been affected by addiction or are a concerned community member, please attend this event to receive an overdose prevention kit, knowing that your anonymity will be protected.
Instruction on Narcan administration will be provided. Overdose prevention kits will include Deterra and Dispose Rx (Drug Deactivation Bags) and protective equipment, along with additional resources.
To comply with CDC guidelines, all attendees are required to remain in their vehicles.
Waynesburg University recognizes the depth of the opioid epidemic and is committed to a call for action.
Since 1999, nearly 841,000 people have died from a drug overdose. In 2019, over 70% of drug overdose deaths involved an opioid. The devastating number of drug overdose deaths increased by 30% during the pandemic year of 2020. Naloxone (i.e., Narcan) is a life-saving medication that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.
For more information, please contact Dr. Kelley McNichols, assistant professor of counseling, at 724-743-7611 or email@example.com.
About Waynesburg University
Consistently ranked a best value school, Waynesburg University’s Strategy for the 21st Century affirms its commitment to developing an entrepreneurial mindset and ethical leadership skills for all students. Rooted in its mission of faith, learning and service, the private, Christian university is located on a traditional campus in the hills of southwestern Pennsylvania, with an additional site for graduate and professional programs in Southpointe.