Overdose education and naloxone distribution programming
According to researchers, fatal opioid overdoses in the workplace among employees, visitors, clients, and passerbys are increasing. Many businesses are including intranasal Narcan® as part of their first aid response kits. Organizations can implement an overdose response preparedness program as part of its core training regimen so employees can recognize the signs and symptoms of an overdose, immediately call 9-1-1, understand how to administer naloxone, and use first aid, CPR, and other basic life support interventions if needed until emergency responders arrive on the scene.
Organizations, businesses, schools, trade associations, unions, and interested others can contact a local Tier 1 harm reduction partner of the Maine Naloxone Distribution Initiative associated with their county to obtain an overdose education and naloxone administration training for their clients, staff, or other personnel. Once trainings are complete, these Tier 1 naloxone distributors can onboard organizations into the Maine Naloxone Distribution Initiative as Tier 2 have-it-on-handers, or if appropriate redistributors, and dispense free State-supplied naloxone.
Contact your local Tier 1 naloxone distributor
Bangor Public Health & Community Services: (Aroostook, Hancock, Penobscot, Piscataquis, and Washington counties)
Maine Access Points: (statewide)
MaineGeneral Harm Reduction: (Androscoggin, Franklin, Kennebec, Knox, Lincoln, Oxford, Sagadahoc, Somerset, and Waldo counties)
Portland Public Health: (Cumberland and York counties)