After the trip to Prevention Point, I felt extremely humbled and overall felt prepared for the event of reversing an overdose. Elvis was extremely helpful and engaging and I found myself giving him my complete attention for the entirety of his demo. It’s one thing to go through a training session about a difficult topic, but it’s another to actually go to the area where it is prevalent and actually see what it is you may be reversing.
I really enjoyed the trip and I’m very happy I went. I initially wasn’t going to miss class for this trip but I definitely am glad that I did. I’m thankful to have had in-depth training on the use of narcan/naloxone (and others) and how to act in the event of an overdose. This also gave me some good content and ideas for story pitches which I’m excited to explore.