Youth sports are fabulous and injuries will happen—mostly minor. It’s managing pain after more serious injuries that needs careful thought by all students and parents.
Why? Nationally, the majority of students who are injured playing sports are treated with prescription pain medication, often based on opioids. And these pain meds are flat-out addictive.
Please join Strive Health and a coalition of Bergen County, New Jersey health groups on June 11 for a free seminar on managing pain medication and student athletes. Experts will explain how to manage these injuries responsibly, the dangers of overdose, and prevention of addiction.
A free training session will teach administration of the overdose-recovery drug Narcan, a skill that can save a life. 50 doses of Narcan will be given out free.
The event is open to all students, teachers, sports coaches, and community members.
Registration is required, which may be done online at:
Please hold the date!
Tuesday, June 11
6 PM – 9 PM
Light meal provided
Englewood Health – Main Campus
350 Engle Street, Englewood, New Jersey
Sponsored by Englewood Health, Strive Health, Center for Addiction Recovery Education and Success (CARES), The Center for Alcohol and Drug Resources, Bergen County Prevention Coalition.