Nov 6, 2015 4:40 PM
NASHUA - A Narcan training class was so successful that the staff at Harbor Homes wants to host another class in the near future to teach people how to use the opioid overdose reversing medicine.
The event on Friday filled the room. People flocked there from all walks of life. Some of them were health care professionals and some were people who were just curious, but most of them were parents worried for their children battling addiction.
Among the concerned parents was Matthew Milbourn. “I do have the benefit of knowing that he is still alive,” said Milbourn, when asked about his son.
Milbourn hasn’t seen his son Curtis in weeks. Nowadays, it’s Facebook posts or friends in the neighborhood that notify him that his son is still out there, alive and breathing.
“I was the first one to hold him. I was the one who taught him how to ride a bike and taught him how to play football. Then 21 passed and 22 and then all of a sudden the drugs come,” said Milbourn.
Curtis is another young adult addicted to heroin, a scene all too common for those that live and work in Nashua.
“Blood was on him and I was like 'are you ok?' and he was just very disoriented,” said Cathy Roberts who works at Mayhem Mills on Main Street. She witnessed a man walk into the tattoo parlor, who collapsed from an overdose.
Roberts came to today's training eager to learn and eager to help anyone she can.
“If I see them, that they are overdosing or in trouble, I can help them,” said Milbourn.
Milbourn said Friday’s training class was something he had to do. All of it in hopes that his son will come home, and if he does overdose, dad will be able to save him.
“You wake up in the middle of the night, look at a clock, and the phone rings and you wonder is this the phone call no parent wants to get?” said Milbourn, hoping he never has to be on the other end of that phone call.
Friday’s Narcan training class was so successful that the staff at Harbor Homes wants to host another class in the near future.
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