Our mandate is clear: to keep community members alive.
Complimented by the supervised consumption services offered at our Overdose Prevention Site, the Overdose Prevention program seeks to eliminate opioid poisonings and related fatalities within Red Deer and Central Alberta by advocating greater public awareness surrounding our Nation’s opioid crisis. The program is comprised of a Registered Nurse and two Outreach Workers who focus on delivering free naloxone and comprehensive, compassion-driven education to Central Albertans.
Through continued collaboration with all levels of government, our partners, stakeholders, and people with lived and living experiences, we are able to maintain a detailed understanding of the harms and substances involved in our Nation’s opioid poisoning crisis, adapting our service delivery to match the ever-evolving needs of our community.
Presentations and Training
Program staff are able to provide free presentations and training to clients, community groups, health professionals, and any other members of the general public who are interested in learning more about:
- Current drug trends
- Overdose identification
- Overdose prevention
- Overdose response (including naloxone and post-naloxone care).