These critical education and training sessions have been provided across the state of Minnesota and beyond. I've facilitated these training sessions for nearly five years at large hospitals, universities/colleges, high schools, community centers, and for EMS/EMT, law enforcement and retail store security staff. Everyone should learn how to recognize and reverse an opioid overdose. The Steve Rummler Hope Network provides training and support for individuals who wish to become overdose prevention trainers in their community. All attendees will be given the opportunity to take an overdose prevention rescue kit with them upon competition.
* What Naloxone (Narcan) is
* How it works when administered
* How to recognize the signs of an opioid overdose
* When to give naloxone
* Upon completion, you will have the opportunity to receive an OD prevention kit complete with three doses of naloxone.
Presenter: Randy Anderson – Bold North Recovery and Consulting
Randy is a person living in long term recovery and what that means to him is, he hasn’t had to use drugs, alcohol, or any mood-altering substance since January 9, 2005. After receiving the life-saving gifts of treatment and recovery, Randy completed his A.S. degree in addiction counseling at Minneapolis Community & Technical College in 2015 and worked as a full-time counselor for 2 years at RS EDEN/Eden House Recovery Services – the very same treatment facility where he was once a client. Randy served as a Board of Directors member for the Steve Rummler Hope Network, the organization responsible for passing Steve’s Law in 2014. In February 2018 Randy stepped down as a board member and was hired as the full-time Overdose Prevention Manager, which required training law enforcement, EMS, the public and anyone who wants to carry and know how to administer naloxone, the medication to reverse an opioid overdose. As a nationally recognized advocate for recovery and reform, Randy also serves as a member of the MN Second Chance Coalition Board of Directors. There he was given the opportunity to testify during the 2015/2016 legislative session in front of several legislative committees during the drug sentencing reform hearings. Because of his testimony - and that of others - MN had the most significant change in drug sentencing in nearly three decades. He is grateful to know because of those sentencing guideline changes, approximately 700 less people will be incarcerated yearly because they have the disease of addiction. Randy recently completed his B.A. degree in human services at Bethel University and lives with his wife, dog and cat in Golden Valley, MN. In March 2019 Randy decided to follow is passion and venture out on his own and started Bold North Recovery and Consulting. Beth & Lauri will host a workshop on building your own peer to peer release prevention from 11:30 – 12:00.
Date: Friday, June 21, 2019
Time: 9:00am-12 noon
Goodwill Easter Seals: 553 Fairview Avenue N, St. Paul, MN 55104
ADDRESS: 553 Fairview Ave. Saint Paul, Minnesota 55104