Overdose Education and Naloxone Trainings

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)
Phone: 207.249.5632
Email: denise.smith@bangormaine.com

Maine Access Points: (statewide)
Phone: 207.319.8823
Email: info@maineaccesspoints.org

MaineGeneral Harm Reduction: (Androscoggin, Franklin, Kennebec, Knox, Lincoln, Oxford, Sagadahoc, Somerset, and Waldo counties)
Phone: 207.872.4102

Portland Public Health: (Cumberland and York counties)
Phone: 207.874.8446
Email: rauscher@portlandmaine.gov