The Fond du Lac County Health Department offers Narcan training as part of its efforts to reduce the negative impact of opioids in the county.
Narcan training is for anyone affected by opioid use, including people who use opioids, friends and family members of people who use opioids, and people who work with people who use opioids.
In 2020 (the most recent statistic available), there were 1,227 deaths in Wisconsin from opioids. This is an increase from 916 opioid deaths in 2019.
“During the training, individuals will learn how to respond and safely use Narcan, a drug that can reverse an opioid overdose that can occur when using heroin or prescription painkillers,” Rhianna said. Schmidt, health education communications specialist. “During training, you will receive a free Narcan kit, which includes two doses of Narcan Nasal. Narcan training is a non-judgmental environment where community members can remain anonymous.
Registration is confidential and is encouraged if you are attending the group training: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RYM297G
Narcan Community Trainings 2022:
June 1 at the Fond du Lac Library: collective training 6 p.m.-7 p.m. and training without an appointment from 5.30 p.m.-6 p.m.
June 15 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Ripon public library, training without an appointment from 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
June 18 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Adelaide Park, Fond du Lac (without appointment or registration)
June 22 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Waupun Public Library, mini-trainings without an appointment from 5:30 to 6 p.m.
July 14 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Campbellsport library, mini training sessions without an appointment from 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
August 31 (International Overdose Awareness Day), time and place to be announced
For more information or to request group Narcan training, please call the Fond du Lac County Health Department at (920) 929-3085.
Visit the Fond du Lac County Health Department website or follow the Fond du Lac County Health Department on Facebook for more information.