RHI To Observe International Overdose Awareness Day

Thursday, August 31, 2023 is International Overdose Awareness Day and Rural Health, Inc. is observing the occasion by hosting a Narcan distribution event at the main clinic in Anna. Naloxone HCI, otherwise known as Narcan, is a medication designed to rapidly reverse an opioid overdose, potentially saving lives in emergency narcotic situations. Along with the distribution, at noon that day, Rural Health, Inc. will stage a commemorative balloon release and host various speakers who have backgrounds with overdose experiences. “Overdose Awareness Day is a very impactful day for anyone that’s lost someone to opioid addiction or anyone that may be currently struggling”, says Community Outreach Coordinator, Chase Hileman. “With our distribution event, we’re hoping to educate and equip the community with the tools necessary to potentially save lives”. Supplies for the distribution event will be free to the public and available while supplies last. Individuals interested must be 18 years or older to obtain the medication. More information can be obtained by contacting one of Rural Health Inc.’s Case Managers at (618) 833-4471.