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Training aims to help community members fight overdose deaths

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CLOQUET, MN -

As the area continues to grapple with widespread opioid addiction, community members had the chance to learn how they can help.

The Hope network, hosted three free naloxone training sessions across Carlton and south St. Louis Counties. 

The training provided instruction on how to use the life-saving drug in the event of an opioid overdose and provided those in attendance with free kits. 

According to the event hosts, the training isn't a fix-all for addiction but it's a first step in preventing overdose deaths.

"This is our opportunity to equip our community members who often have a loved one who suffer from addiction so that they have that ability to save their life and get them into medical care and get them into treatment."

The hosts say more than 230 people signed up for the three trainings although several more also stopped by to learn.

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