Get free training in naloxone injections along with your own kit this week at the Salvation Army. File photo

Free naloxone kits, training offered in Nelson

The sessions run Jan. 17 and 24, 1 p.m. at the Salvation Army

Free naloxone training is being offered Thursday at the Salvation Army.

Participants will learn the signs of an overdose, as well as how to administer the medication, which temporarily ends an opioid overdose.

Free naloxone kits will also be available at the end of the session.

The 30-minute sessions run on Jan. 17 and 24 at 1 p.m. on the second floor of the Salvation Army building at 601 Vernon St.

Jeremy Kelly, a Nelson CARES transitional support worker and Nelson Street Outreach employee, will facilitate the events.

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