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Learn how to combat drug abuse in teens on March 20

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Learn about Naloxone, also known as Narcan, the drug-reversing agent for opioid overdoses during the next City of Mission Viejo Drug Prevention Coalition meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 20 at the Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center.

Pharmacist Elaine Nguyen, chair of the Orange County Pharmacists Association and assistant professor at American University of Health Services, will discuss when and how to use this drug to save a life along with what drugs are classified as opioids and the signs and symptoms to look for if your teenager is overdosing. 

People who attend this presentation and training will receive a Naloxone kit. 

Coalition meetings are open to folks interested in learning about area drug trends, community resources addressing drug use and prevention, and understanding best practices to support a drug-free Mission Viejo.  With the goal of preventing drug addiction and dependency in Mission Viejo, the City has partnered with local support groups including Solace of Orange County and the Orange County Health Care Agency. 

For more information, contact Leslie McDonald at lmcdonald@cityofmissionviejo.org.

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