Next Saturday, August 5th, the Baltimore Harm Reduction Coalition (BHRC), an OSI-Baltimore grantee, will host an event where Baltimore City Health Department officials will train individuals how to administer the life-saving overdose-reversal drug naloxone.
Afterwards, there will be a benefit concert featuring local artists, including Ducky Dynamo, Violet Ripken, KnifeCrime, and others. The training will be available from 5 to 7 pm, followed by the show from 8pm-1am. The training is free and there is a $5 suggested donation for the show, to benefit the BHRC.
OSI’s support for the Baltimore Harm Reduction Coalition is part of our ongoing efforts to combat the overdose crisis in Baltimore, including a recent $200,000 grant to the Health Department to create a rapid-response team to target outreach in real time when overdoses are reported in the city and to develop a public education campaign to fight the stigma of addiction.