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Maryville to Host NARCAN Administration Trainings with Local Partners on August 31


Maryville, a Des Plaines-based child care organization, will host two overdose awareness trainings, one in the morning at Loretto Hospital in Chicago and one afternoon training at the Des Plaines Public Library on Wednesday, 31 august.

Maryville staff, led by Family Behavioral Health Clinic Recovery House operator Jim Eaglin, will lead trainings on how to administer NARCAN, an opioid antagonist that works to reverse an overdose. .

Morning training, through Maryville’s partnership with Loretto Hospital, will take place in the sixth floor auditorium of Loretto Hospital. Those interested can select a time slot from the following: 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. to noon.

Supplies for the trainings are limited and those interested in attending should register by calling Nancy Woulfe of Maryville at (847) 294-1910. Light refreshments will be served.

“Few communities have been impacted more dramatically by the opioid epidemic than Chicago’s western borough of Austin,” said Tesa Anewishki, interim president and CEO, Loretto Hospital. “As we fight to stop the root causes of this disease, we must also educate and empower our brothers and sisters, mothers and fathers, to intervene in the event of an overdose.”

Eaglin is looking forward to practice, a first for his team.

“I am thrilled that Maryville is co-hosting the event with Loretto Hospital, Des Plaines Public Library and Oakton Community College,” Eaglin said. “Educating our communities about overdoses and training people in the administration of NARCAN is necessary to save lives.”


Eaglin developed a plan for distributing naloxone during training.

The afternoon training, also on August 31, will be held at the Des Plaines Public Library, 1501 Ellinwood St. in Des Plaines. Hours are 2-2:30 p.m., 2:30-3 p.m., 3-3:30 p.m., or 3:30-4 p.m. As with training at Loretto Hospital, registration is required by calling Nancy Woulfe of Maryville.

Training at the Des Plaines Public Library is done through Maryville’s partnership with the library and Oakton Community College.

August 31 is designated as International Overdose Awareness Day.