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How to administer Narcan

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

Narcan Distribution and Training Events

Special events are also 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 Narcan Distribution and Training Events

Special Narcan distribution events that will happen monthly.

Chapel on DHSS Herman Holloway Campus

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

2nd Thursday and 3rd Saturday of each month

Training

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POD

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New Castle County

Bear Public Library

101 Governors Pl, Bear, DE 19701

4th Monday of every month

Training

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POD

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New Castle County

Dover Public Library

35 Loockerman Plaza, Dover, DE 19901

3rd Saturday of every month

Training

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POD

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4th Thursday of every month

Training

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POD

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Kent County

Georgetown Public Library

123 W Pine St, Georgetown, DE 19947

1st Tuesday of every month

Training

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POD

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Sussex County

Shipley State Service Center

350 Virginia Ave, Seaford, DE 19973

3rd Tuesday of every month

Training

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POD

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Sussex County

Lewes Public Library

111 Adams Ave, Lewes, DE 19958

2nd Saturday of every month

Training

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POD

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Sussex County

Ocean View Police Department

201 Central Ave, Ocean View, DE 19970

4th Thursday of every month

Training

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POD

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Sussex County

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/

OpiRescue Delaware — Free App

OpiRescue Delaware is a free overdose rescue application that provides:

  • Step-by-step instructions to reverse an opioid overdose
  • Resources for family and friends

Training videos

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

Symptoms of an overdose

  • Abnormal pupil size
  • Agitation
  • Convulsions
  • Delusional or paranoid behavior
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Drowsiness or unconsciousness
  • Hallucinations
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Loud or erratic snoring
  • Weak pulse
  • Ashen or blue skin
  • Staggering or unsteady walk
  • Sweating or extremely dry, hot skin
  • Tremors or muscle spasms
  • Violent or aggressive behavior
  • Nonreactive pupils (pupils that do not change size when exposed to light)

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.