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Overdose Prevention and Narcan Training

Each year in Boston about 10,000 individuals undergo training on how to administer Narcan, a medication used to reverse opioid overdoses.

Narcan has been credited with reversing nearly 1,124 overdoses in Boston from October 2016 to May 2017. BPHC offers education and training to opioid users, their f​amilies 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.

BPHC wants to support local businesses, organizations and civilians in keeping their communities safe for all. 
Please click here to download a Safer Bathroom flyerContact us for more information on the Safer Bathrooms Initiative or to request an on-site Overdose Prevention training with your interested group.

2019 Overdose Prevention & Naloxone Training Schedule

All trainings are held at the Finland Building, 774 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118

There is NO fee and NO RSVP required. Come and learn skills that could save lives.

Trainings last a total of 90 minutes.

​Afternoons (3:00 PM Start)
​Evenings (6:00 PM Start)
​January 7
January 15​
​February 4
February​ 19 
​March 4
March​ 19
​April 1
April​ 16
​May 6
May​ 21 
​June 3
June​ 18
​July 1
July​ 16
​August 5
August​ 20
​September 9
September​ 17
​October 7
October​ 15
​November 4
November​ 19
​December 2
December​ 17

For information, contact Helen McDermott at or 617-534-5072​

Want to learn more about NARCAN? Check out the video below:



Boston Public Health Commission
1010 Massachusetts Ave, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02118.
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