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CHATTER (MARCH 2017): Kensington Market workshop teaches how to respond to drug overdoses

March 22nd, 2017 · No Comments

Nearly one hundred bar and restaurant staff from Kensington Market participated in a free workshop on how to deal with drug overdoses on Feb. 27. Organized by the Kensington Market BIA and Joe Cressy (Ward 20, Trinity-Spadina), the workshop taught participants how to recognize and respond to an overdose. Queen West Central Toronto Community Health Centre led the technical aspects of the training and explained how Naloxone counter-acts the effects of opioids. Bar and restaurant owners also received overdose response kits.

—Geremy Bordonaro/Annex Gleaner

 

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