Fentanyl Public Education Seminar to be Held Sept. 20 in Franklin | Franklin homepage
Healing House and the Williamson County Anti-Drug Coalition will host No Second Chances: Fentanyl Poisoning in Our Communities, a free public education event with addiction professionals and specialists on September 20.
The event will take place at the Williamson County Performing Arts Center in Franklin from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. and will feature keynote speaker Dr. Stephen Loyd, as well as on-site training from Michael Bare of the Williamson County Anti- DrugCoalition.
“Scheduled for Recovery Month and the return of students to school, this September seminar will address the alarming fentanyl crisis sweeping Tennessee and the country,” the event description reads.
The free public event will include addiction professionals and specialists to help parents, caregivers, educators and others be informed and prepared, according to the statement.
“Our communication, at all levels, needs to be more direct in the fight against drugs,” Healing Housing executive director Tracey Levine said in an email. “As a community, we must take preventative measures to educate our children about the reality of this ‘one and done’ drug. We must be prepared to respond if we find that someone has overdosed. The responsibility of the intervention in schools and enrollment has never been more important.”
“Participants will leave with a greater awareness of the effects of fentanyl on the brain as well as the strategies used to combat fentanyl overdose spikes. Participants will also leave knowing how to respond to an opioid overdose and how to administer correctly reversing opioid overdose medications and how and when to use fentanyl strips for drug testing.”