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Alcohol & Drug Abuse Division Training: Opioid Overdose Prevention and Response - Hilo, Hawaii

Date/Time: Friday, September 6, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM HST
Location: BISAC 16-179 Melekahiwa St. Keaau, HI 96749 (View Map)
Cost: $25.00 payable to Coalition for a Drug-Free Hawaii by credit card through the registration site.
Certificate: 6 hours ADAD approved
Registration for this event has closed.
Learning Objectives:
Overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in Hawaii and around the U.S. This interactive session will explore the impact of opioids on the body and identify the risks for accidental opioid overdose. Participants will be certified to administer Naloxone, the opioid antagonist.
Leilani Maxera, Outreach & Overdose Prevention Manager
Leilani manages the statewide syringe exchange, outreach, and overdose prevention programs, supervises the outreach workers on four of the Hawaiian Islands, and conducts training and education with other social service organizations to teach about overdose response and to reduce stigma around drug use. She previously worked at Homeless Youth Alliance/San Francisco Needle Exchange and Tenderloin Health in San Francisco and volunteered at SANE (Safer Alternatives thru Networking and Education), a syringe exchange program in Sacramento, CA. Leilani has a Master of Public Health degree with an emphasis in Aging and has finished her Master of Social Work degree in December 2018.
Target Audience:
Certified Substance Abuse Counselors (CSAC), Certified Prevention Specialists (CPS), and applicants; those with other ADAD professional credentials; and anyone involved in the human services field.
Questions: Please contact Michelle Park Coalition for a Drug-Free Hawaii, Hawaii Pacific Center for Excellence 808-545-3228 ext. 37