Save A Life Today; Get Trained On How To Administer Naloxone
Every month the Baltimore City Health Department offers Naloxone training. Once you have completed the training, you will receive a kit of life-saving medication.
Recieving Naloxone is the first step in responding to an overdose. The training is meant to be interactive and engaging. It takes approximently one hour to complete.
Baltimore City’s Overdose Response Programs, coordinated by the Health Department, conducted 23,974 separate naloxone training for 104,646 residents. (Naloxone is the life-saving antidote medication that reverses an opioid overdose in seconds.) This represents a 37% increase in the number of Baltimore City residents trained.
Baltimore City’s Overdose Response Programs, coordinated by the Health Department, dispensed 27,874 kits of easy-to-use Narcan (nasal spray naloxone) under the Health Commissioner’s standing order (a blanket prescription for all City residents) since 2015.
10,919 residents have reported using naloxone to save a life since our program’s inception in 2015, and we hope that that number of individuals continues to increase. These are everyday bystanders—the number does not include first responders and the number is likely a dramatic underestimate, as many of those who use naloxone do not report it. You can be apart of fighting Baltimore’s opioid epidemic! Help us save lives every day.
*Currently the trainings are being offered virtually to mitigate the risks of COVID19