Free Community Trainings in Opioid Overdose Recognition & Use of Naloxone for Reversal

On a regular basis, ECDOH provides training to Erie County residents on how to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose. This training includes how to use the aerosol version of naloxone (Narcan) to reverse the overdose.

Training Information 

Narcan Kit

  • There is NO COST to attend this training. Participants must be at least 16 years old.
  • Naloxone is a benign drug. If it is administered when an individual is not experiencing an opioid overdose, no harm will come to the patient. 
  • A kit containing two doses of naloxone will be given to each attendee who successfully completes the training. Once an individual oses thes doses, they must submit the Naloxone Training and Overdose Reporting Form in order to receive a replacement naloxone kit. 
  • Upon completion of the training, participants will be able to recognize the signs and symptoms of an opioid overdose, administer naloxone (Narcan) properly and take necessary follow-up steps. 
  • Online Registration Only: Click on the desired date below to register for that training. Pre-registration is highly recommended as space is limited. 
  • Note: When there are fewer than 20 pre-registrants 72 hours before a scheduled class, the class will be cancelled. Registrants will be notified by email of the cancellation.

Training Schedule & Registration (click on link to register)

Nasal Narcan syringe

Training Materials 

Contact

  • If access to naloxone is deemed urgent, contact Cheryll Moore at 716-858-7695 or cheryll.moore@erie.gov. For general information, please call (716) 858-7690.

Good Samaritan Law

  • Protects an overdose victim, and those who summon help, from:
    • arrest in the presence of misdemeanor drug possession and/or underage drinking
    • prosecution in felony possession (unless there are aggravating circumstances, e.g. possession with intent to sell or outstanding warrants)

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