Last updated: August 29, 2022
Note: Opioid Overdose Response Training is now VIRTUAL!
Virtual community training will be available from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
EVERY SECOND Tuesday and Thursday of each month.
The Anne Arundel County Department of Health’s System, Training, Education and Prevention Services offers free training and a free naloxone kit to community members on the use of intranasal naloxone, a prescription medicine to reverse an opioid overdose and prevent death. The training is for at-risk individuals, family members, friends and the associates of any individual who is using and at risk of overdosing on heroin or prescription pain medications. The training is also for anyone who works with the public and is recommended for treatment, recovery and transitional housing staff. Teens under 18 may take the training if accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Virtual ZOOM links will be provided for each scheduled training. After completing the training, participants will receive a free kit that contains naloxone to administer to victims of an opioid overdose. Naloxone cannot be used to get “high” and is not addictive. Participants may pick up kits at the Department of Health or a safe meeting location. Time and location will be determined at the training. If an individual lacks transportation access, the Department of Health may arrange to mail the naloxone kit safely.
For more information, call the Naloxone Training Line at 410-222-1937, Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.