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Attorney General's office offers Narcan training to churches and clergy

Posted at 1:58 PM, Oct 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-24 21:17:16-04

The Arizona Attorney General's office continues to help fight opioid addiction in the state. 

On Thursday, the AG's Office will train faith leaders and clergy from across teh state on how to administer Narcan. That's a medication that reverses the effects of opioid overdoses.

The training will be Thursday morning at 10 a.m. at the First Institutional Baptist Church located at 1141 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix AZ. Dozens of leaders from multiple faith traditions will be there featuring the following speakers: 

  • Dr. Warren Stewart
  • Pastor Kim Sterner
  • Pastor Aubrey Barnwell
  • Pastor Vince Harmon
  • Reverend Tina Marie Rees
  • Steve Vogel
  • Reverend Dr. William Lyons
  • Joe Martinez

Training will also include prevention tips, how to identify signs of addiction, and provide where resources for help can be found. 

The training is meant to help churches and places of worship to better serve parishioners who are battling opioid addiction. 

To date, the AG's Office has trained more than 300 members o flaw enforcement on how to administer Narcan, including "train the trainer" classes.