PHOENIX — The Arizona Attorney General’s Office (AGO) offers opioid abuse and treatment sessions through its Community Outreach and Education Section. The presentations include Narcan training at diverse churches throughout Arizona, led by Fred Taylor, the AGO’s Director of Special Programs & Community Engagement.
“The opioid crisis continues across our state and education is the key to keeping your family safe,” said Attorney General Mark Brnovich. “Please attend free opioid abuse and treatment training sessions we are offering with faith communities throughout Arizona. The crucial information and resources they provide can help prevent a tragedy.”
To date, dozens of in-person and virtual presentations have reached thousands of Arizonans through the faith-focused programs, and at least 2,500 doses of Narcan have been handed out to members of the community.
Nurses from each congregation are recruited to help train leaders and members of the church, in an effort to continue educating the congregation long after the AGO presentations.
The AGO also offers similar Narcan training to members of the law enforcement community throughout the state.
AGTV spoke with Fred Taylor, the Director of Special Programs & Community Engagement for the AZ AGO and Doug Larsen who lost his son six years ago to opioids.