Since 2007, more than 3,200 people in Boston have received training on how to administer Narcan, a medication used to reverse opioid overdoses, and thousands more people have been educated on overdose prevention techniques.
Narcan has been credited with reversing nearly 400 overdoses in Boston in recent years. Statewide, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health estimates that 2,000 lives have been saved due to Narcan. BPHC offers education and training to opioid users, their families and community partners that work with people at risk of overdosing.
Participants learn about the importance of calling 9-1-1 in the event of an overdose, how to perform rescue breathing and administer nasal Narcan, and treatment options for opioid users.
- Learn about overdose prevention
- Demonstrate response to an overdose
- Demonstrate Narcan administration
Boston Medical Reserve Corps & DART volunteers
Program Manager, Overdose Prevention
Bureau of Recovery Services
Boston Public Health Commission
Kristen Lewis, LCSW
Coordinator, Volunteers and Partnerships
DelValle Institute for Emergency Preparedness