Behavioral health experts offer demonstrations at state fair

The North Dakota Substance Use Disorder Voucher, a state-funded program that allows people to choose their substance use disorder treatment provider, will discuss the prescription medication take-back initiative as well as the prevention of opioids overdose at the North Dakota State Fair. Free Deterra bags with information on how to safely dispose of unused prescription medications including opioids.

The North Dakota Department of Human Services Behavioral Health Division will be at the North Dakota State Fair in Minot, July 19-27, in Commercial Building II to inform the public about the various services it offers.

Friday, June 19 and Saturday, June 20, behavioral health experts will provide information on opioid overdose prevention including who is most at risk for an overdose, what people can do to reduce the risk of overdose and how to respond to someone having an overdose. They will provide free Narcan (naloxone), a prescription medication that temporarily reverses an opioid overdose.

Sunday, June 21 through Tuesday, July 23, behavioral health experts will inform the public about Parents Lead, a North Dakota evidence-based prevention program that provides parents with tools and resources needed to prevent behavioral health issues such as underage drinking, drug use, depression and anxiety.

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