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Narcan training

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There are several ways you can get training on how to administer Narcan to reverse an overdose:

Special Narcan Points-of-Distribution (POD) and Training Events

Special events are held throughout the state, where Narcan is distributed and on-the-spot Narcan training, overdose rescue information, and other resources are available.

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Monthly Distribution (POD) and Access Training Events

Special Narcan distribution events are held at the following locations every month.

Access Training

This classroom-style training offers an informative presentation to a small group in 30-45 minutes with plenty of time for questions and practice. Participants should plan for the full 1-hour time. Participants will learn how to recognize and appropriately respond to an opioid overdose. This is a free classroom-style training event, and is the most informative style of training for any member of the public.

POD (Point of Distribution) Training

POD (Point of Distribution) training only requires a few minutes per person. The POD is open for 1 hour, but participants should only plan for a 15 minute window to complete the training during this hour. You do NOT need to attend for the full hour.

At the completion of both trainings, each participant is eligible to receive an Opioid Rescue Kit.

Find a location and day of the week that works for you and click the Register button to sign up:

Chapel on DHSS Herman Holloway Campus

1901 N. Du Pont Highway, New Castle, DE 19720

New Castle County

Access Training

2nd Thursday of each month

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Register

3rd Saturday of each month

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Register

Point of Distribution (POD)

2nd Thursday of each month

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Register

3rd Saturday of each month

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Register

Bear Public Library

101 Governors Pl, Bear, DE 19701

New Castle County

4th Monday of every month

Access Training

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Register

Point of Distribution (POD)

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Register

Route 9 Library & Innovation Center

3022 New Castle Ave, New Castle, DE 19720

New Castle County

4th Friday of every month

Access Training

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Register

Point of Distribution (POD)

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Register

Dover Public Library

35 Loockerman Plaza, Dover, DE 19901

Kent County

Access Training

3rd Saturday of every month

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Register

4th Thursday of every month

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Register

Point of Distribution (POD)

3rd Saturday of every month

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Register

4th Thursday of every month

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Register

James William State Service Center

805 River Rd #203, Dover, DE 19901

Kent County

2nd Tuesday of every month

Access Training

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Register

Point of Distribution (POD)

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Register

Modern Maturity Center

1121 Forrest Ave, Dover, DE 19904

Kent County

2nd Tuesday of every month

Access Training

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Register

Point of Distribution (POD)

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Register

Georgetown Public Library

123 W Pine St, Georgetown, DE 19947

Sussex County

1st Tuesday of every month

Access Training

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Register

Point of Distribution (POD)

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Register

Shipley State Service Center

350 Virginia Ave, Seaford, DE 19973

Sussex County

3rd Tuesday of every month

Access Training

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Register

Point of Distribution (POD)

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Register

Lewes Public Library

111 Adams Ave, Lewes, DE 19958

Sussex County

2nd Saturday of every month

Access Training

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Register

Point of Distribution (POD)

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Register

Ocean View Police Department

201 Central Ave, Ocean View, DE 19970

Sussex County

4th Thursday of every month

Access Training

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Register

Point of Distribution (POD)

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Register

Thurman Adams State Service Center

546 South Bedford Street, Georgetown, DE 19947

Sussex County

1st Wednesday of every month

Access Training

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Register

Point of Distribution (POD)

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Register

Laurel State Services Center

31039 N Poplar St, Laurel, DE 19956

Sussex County

Access Training

1st Monday of every month

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Register

Point of Distribution (POD)

4th Thursday of every month

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Register

Pharmacy training

Pharmacies that dispense Narcan provide on-the-spot training by a licensed pharmacist.

Community training opportunities

If you or someone you know is struggling with an opioid addiction, you can attend free training sessions from the following approved training agencies throughout the state to learn how to use Narcan to prevent a potential overdose.

Contact the agencies for more information on trainings available in your area.

NamePhoneWebsite
Name
Connections CSP
Phone
302-518-5338
Website
http://www.connectionscsp.org/
Name
Delaware Medical Reserve Corp
Phone
302-831-8368
Website
https://sites.udel.edu/delawaremrc/
Name
aTAcK addiction
Phone
302-593-0949
Website
http://www.attackaddiction.org/
Name
Community SOS
Phone
(302) 428-6593
Website
https://christianacare.org/services/communityhealth/community-sos/
Name
Ocean View Police Department
Phone
302-539-1111
Website
http://www.oceanviewde.com/
Name
Brandywine Counseling and Community Services
Phone
(302) 656-2348
Website
https://www.brandywinecounseling.com/
Name
Hero Help Program
Phone
302-395-2811
Website
https://www.nccde.org/1266/HERO-HELP-Program
Name
Collegiate Recovery Community, University of Delaware
Phone
302-831-3457
Website
https://sites.udel.edu/collegiate-recovery/
Name
New Castle City Police Department
Phone
302-322-9800
Website
https://newcastlecitypolice.com/
Name
La Red Health Center
Phone
(302) 855-2020 ext.1231
Website
http://www.laredhealthcenter.org/
Name
Recovery Centers of America
Phone
844-862-3463
Website
https://recoverycentersofamerica.com/locations/bracebridge-hall/

Training videos

There are three FDA-approved forms of Narcan: NARCAN® Nasal Spray, EVZIO Auto-Injector, and a Nasal Kit with Atomizer.

Syringe Exchange Program

Used syringes can be exchanged for sterile ones at mobile locations throughout the state. Test strips, which detect whether or not drugs are laced with fentanyl, are also available — fentanyl was linked to 29 percent of overdose deaths in 2017.

Locations

Pharmacist Training

Online continuing education on safe and effective opioid prescribing for chronic pain is available for pharmacists, accredited by the Boston University School of Medicine. See the Health Care Providers section of HelpIsHereDE.com for other CME opportunities available in Delaware.

Learn more

Law Enforcement Training

The First Responder Narcan Leave-Behind Program is an offering from the Delaware Division of Public Health. This program enables first responders to equip overdose victims, their friends, and their families with Narcan and train them how to use it to save a life. Narcan kits will be offered at no cost by these trained first responders, as part of their response to a nonfatal overdose.