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Overdose Response Trainings

Harm Reduction Circle proudly offers free comprehensive overdose response training & Narcan for individuals, businesses, organizations, or groups of any size. Each training session is followed by all participants receiving take-home Narcan Nasal Spray & Fentanyl Test Strips.

Comprehensive Overdose Response Training Session - 30 to 45 Minutes

  • Overview of Harm Reduction Principles

  • Summary of the Opioid Epidemic

  • Stigma-Shattering Facts

  • What is Fentanyl, Why is it Used, & What Makes it so Deadly

  • Recognizing & Preventing Different Types of Overdoses

  • What is Naloxone & Proper Administration Procedure

  • Tips & Tricks While Calling 9-1-1

  • Good Samaritan Laws & Naloxone Standing Orders

  • Myth vs. Fact

  • Importance of Drug Checking

  • How to Use a Fentanyl Test Strip with the"Renegade Method"

  • Open Q&A

  • Distribution of Take-Home Narcan Nasal Spray & Fentanyl Test Strips

"Crash Course" Training Session - 15 Minutes or Less

  • Opioid Epidemic in a Nutshell & What is Fentanyl

  • Recognizing an Overdoses

  • What is Naloxone & Proper Administration Procedure

  • Good Samaritan Laws 

  • Distribution of Take-Home Narcan Nasal Spray

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Training FAQ

Is there a cost for training sessions?

Nope! We never charge for any of our training sessions, nor do we charge for the supplies we distribute at the end of our sessions.

Are virtual training sessions offered?

When possible, we prefer to perform in-person sessions rather than virtual sessions. We've found that in-person sessions are the most effective for ensuring participants retain the information covered during training, but if necessary we do offer virtual training sessions.

How long are the training sessions?

Group sessions usually last between 30 to 45 minutes, sometimes longer with larger groups. Our "Crash Course" is accomplished in 15 minutes or less. When necessary, we can make slight adjustments to the duration of our training sessions.

Do all participants receive free take-home supplies?

Participants of our comprehensive training will receive both take-home Narcan Nasal Spray & a supply of Fentanyl Testing Strips (FTS). Those who complete our comprehensive training virtually will receive a one-time code to waive the $6.99 shipping cost on our free Harm Reduction Care Package. Participants of our "Crash Course" sessions will not receive FTSs due to a lack of time for adequate training.

How do I schedule a training session?

If your company or organization would like to schedule a training followed by receiving free doses of Narcan, please complete this form.

You will receive a response in approximately 5 business days. Thank you!

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