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.
Monthly Distribution (POD) and Access Training Events
Special Narcan distribution events are held at the following locations every month.
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
Bear Public Library
101 Governors Pl, Bear, DE 19701
Route 9 Library & Innovation Center
3022 New Castle Ave, New Castle, DE 19720
Dover Public Library
35 Loockerman Plaza, Dover, DE 19901
James William State Service Center
805 River Rd #203, Dover, DE 19901
Modern Maturity Center
1121 Forrest Ave, Dover, DE 19904
Georgetown Public Library
123 W Pine St, Georgetown, DE 19947
Shipley State Service Center
350 Virginia Ave, Seaford, DE 19973
Lewes Public Library
111 Adams Ave, Lewes, DE 19958
Ocean View Police Department
201 Central Ave, Ocean View, DE 19970
Thurman Adams State Service Center
546 South Bedford Street, Georgetown, DE 19947
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.
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
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.