Overdose Education & Naloxone Distribution
Opioid Overdose Prevention & Education
Opioid overdose deaths are preventable. To help reduce fatal opioid overdoses in our communities, CMHPSM provides free naloxone overdose rescue kits and trainings for organizations in Lenawee, Livingston, Monroe and Washtenaw counties.
For more information, please review our naloxone policy here:
Overdose Education and Naloxone Training
Knowing how to respond to an overdose is an important skill that could help you save a life.
This is a self-paced training that includes basic information on overdose prevention and includes training on how to administer naloxone. This training does not allow for those trained to train others or distribute CMHPSM naloxone to others.
In-Person/Virtual Training for Organizations
Train the Trainer sessions are ideal for organizations who would like to have their staff trained about overdose prevention, naloxone use, and distribution of naloxone. Organizational staff who receive this training can train others on how to administer naloxone and provide naloxone to those they train or serve. [Est. time: 2 hours*]
Community Layperson Training sessions are basic overdose prevention training for anyone in the community who would like to know how to administer naloxone. [Est. time: 1 hour*]
*length of training can be flexible depending on your group's needs and availability
Naloxone (also known by brand name Narcan®) is a medicine that can rapidly reverse an opioid overdose. Naloxone can quickly restore normal breathing to a person if their breathing has slowed or stopped because of an opioid overdose. Naloxone has no effect on someone who does not have opioids in their system, and it is not a treatment for opioid use disorder.
Naloxone is available to those in our community through the following resources:
Organizations can request naloxone free from the State’s online naloxone portal.