Gibson Gives announced its new Training and Empowering Musicians to Prevent Overdose (Tempo) Nashville Live Music Venue Program in alliance with the Metro Nashville Police Department on Thursday (Jan. 26) at the Gibson Garage in downtown Nashville.
The program will offer ONEbox opioid emergency response kits to 72 live music venues in the metro Nashville area. The kits contain two doses of the opioid reversal medication Naloxone, along with personal protective equipment and video instructions that are activated when ONEbox is opened.
Tempo has been training musicians, crew members, music industry professionals and non-profits on how to properly administer Naloxone, and has created easy access to the medication for the public inside music venues and clubs.
Gibson Gives’ Tempo program is a partnership of 12 music-industry related non-profits across the U.S., including MusiCares, The Scars Foundation, The Roadie Clinic, Sandgaard Foundation, Sims Foundation, Harbor Path, Musicians For Overdose Prevention, Life By Music, Passenger Recovery, National Harm Reduction and Solace For Hope, which provide life-saving training for using Naloxone to prevent and/or reverse opioid overdoses and offer a network for recovery from opioid addiction.
“Gibson Gives and Tempo are proud to partner with live music venues across Nashville to provide free access to life-saving Naloxone for music fans in our city,” says Dendy Jarrett, Executive Director, Gibson Gives. “Following our announcement of Hikma’s $1 million dollar donation of Naloxone to the Tempo program in late 2022, the Tennessee Department of Health CDC Foundation Overdose Response Strategy in TN, and the Metro Police Department reached out to help create an impactful opioid overdose awareness campaign for the city of Nashville concentrating on the areas most affected.”
He continues, “We thank them and ONEbox for helping us bring this life-saving program inside our live music venues, so that every music fan can safely enjoy their favorite artists across Music City, Nashville.”
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