Opioid Overdose Prevention
Drug overdose (poisoning) is the leading cause of unintentional injury death in the United States, causing more deaths than motor vehicle crashes. Opioids – both prescription painkillers and heroin – are responsible for most of those deaths.
Naloxone is a medication that works almost immediately to reverse an opioid overdose. Trained and equipped bystanders such as friends, family and other non-health care providers and drug users themselves can effectively respond and reverse an opioid overdose. Given the success of bystander naloxone programs, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization have recommended expanding the availability of naloxone to these bystanders! Watch this 11 minute video by CPDH to learn how to use naloxone and get some from your doctor or pharmacist. You can also attend one of our community trainings and receive a free dose, while supplies last. If you can’t make a community training, schedule an individual or group training.
We provide FREE NALOXONE and a short (10 -30 minute) training on how to use it to individuals and groups. No need to sign-up—Just stop by one of our community or drop-in trainings listed on our home page or contact us to schedule a one-on-one or group training.