MEDIA ADVISORY: Clergy and Faith Leaders Participating in Narcan Training to Combat Opioid Epidemic

PHOENIX --- The Attorney General’s Office will be training faith leaders from across Arizona on how to administer Narcan, a life-saving opioid overdose reversal medication. The training is part of a toolkit created by the Attorney General’s Office to help churches and places of worship better serve the needs of their parishioners who are battling opioid addiction. The training also includes prevention tips, identifying signs of addiction, and where to turn for help.

Representatives from the Attorney General's Office will conduct a Narcan training course onsite and will distribute doses of the life-saving opioid reversal drug to attendees

To date, the Attorney General's Office has trained over 300 members of law enforcement on how to administer Narcan, including "train the trainer" classes, providing critical life-saving training for hundreds of members of law enforcement across the state.

Who:

  • Dozens of leaders from multiple faith traditions 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, and Joe Martinez.
  • Attorney General Mark Brnovich

When: Thursday, October 25, 2018, 10:00 AM 

Where: First Institutional Baptist Church 1141 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix AZ 85034

To RSVP, please contact Katie Conner, Director of Media Relations at (602) 339-5895 or Katie.Conner@azag.gov.