Naloxone (Narcan) Training
Naloxone can save a life of someone who just overdosed on an opioid (painkillers and heroin). If you have a family member struggling with an opioid addiction, please take the time to review this information. It could save a life!
Training on naloxone administration is easy and effective.Skeptics often doubt that drug users will be able to correctly identify an overdose in order to respond. Research, however, shows the opposite – that drug users, when trained, are as skilled as medical experts in recognizing an overdose and understanding when naloxone should be used.
After training sessions, drug users showed improved knowledge and confidence about responding to an overdose, and those who were trained frequently went on to train their own family and friends. Naloxoneinfo.org provides free training videos, training tools, and how to start a naloxone distribution program including strategies and guides. Click on Read More for sample training curricula that can be adapted and used to implement routine trainings. You can easily incorporate this type of training and education into existing group meetings, counseling sessions, outreach activities, and while delivering other critical harm reduction services like needle exchange, substitution treatment, and infectious disease testing.
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