Families in Wilton and surrounding towns have experienced the crisis of opioid use that is now common across the nation. Abusing prescription pain medications and heroin can lead to overdose and even death.  To address this, a coalition of local organizations is offering “How to Respond to an Overdose: Narcan Information and Training Session” in the Rimer Room at the Wilton Library on Tuesday, Oct. 3, from 7-8:30 p.m..

Members of the community are invited to join the training session and demonstration on how to acquire and administer Narcan, the lifesaving drug that can be administered in the event of overdose. Local legislators and experts will discuss legislative efforts and other resources to combat the opioid crisis. Free Narcan kits will be distributed courtesy of Silver Hill Hospital.

The program will be hosted by State Rep. Gail Lavielle, State Rep. Tom O’Dea, State Sen. Toni Boucher and First Selectman Lynne Vanderslice. The sponsors are Silver Hill Hospital, Human Services Council, Wilton Library, Wilton Youth Council and Wilton Youth Services.

Registration is recommended on the Wilton Library website or by calling 203.762.6334. For more information, contact Reps. O’Dea and Lavielle by calling 800.842.1423, or via email (O’Dea) (Lavielle); or Sen. Boucher via email or by calling 800.842.1421.