Overdose Response Training
You Can Save a Life!
Overdose is the number one cause of accidental death in the United States, but studies show that increasing access to naloxone can reduce overdose death by 35-50%.
Attend our overdose response training program to learn how to recognize and respond to an overdose.
We are happy to be able to offer a variety of trainings:
- Attend a regularly offered online or in-person (at our center) training by checking our calendar and facebook
- Contact us to set up an in person training for your group in Fayette and surrounding counties.
- Contact us to set up a county-wide online training
Naloxone (also known as Narcan®) is a medication called an “opioid antagonist” used to counter the effects of opioid overdose, for example morphine and heroin overdose.
What is Narcan?
How is it administered?
Can friends and families administer it?
Good Samaritan Law
Calling 911 during an overdose can mean the difference between life and death, but some witnesses avoid calling due of fear of arrest. In response, Kentucky has enacted KRS 218A.133, which protects people from prosecution when they report a drug overdose. This is commonly known as a “Good Samaritan Law,” and it provides an important tool to save lives. There is no longer any need to watch a friend or family member die due to a fear of criminal prosecution.
Source: Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy-Stop Overdoses