A new team is being introduced this morning to help combat opioid addiction here in Baton Rouge.
The Opioid Mobile Outreach Team will host an open house that will also introduce an ambulance called the opioid mobile that’ll go around to areas that are known hot spots for opioid use and overdoses.
The team will connect with people in the community and travel to connect individuals to community providers who can assist them to help meet their needs.
Information will be given out and provide recovery coaching as well as connections to other services.
Narcan, an opioid overdose reversal medication, will be distributed and other lifesaving, disease prevention materials and supplies.
The team works to raise awareness about the harmful effects of opioid abuse and encourages and motivates individuals who are opioid dependent to access treatment.
The open house will be from 11 to 11-30 a.m. at Capital Area Human Services Building Two Room 200, 4615 Government Street.
The public is invited to attend.