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Opioid Overdose Rescue and Prevention

March 15 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

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This training counts toward the MA PGS Certificate Fundamental Coursework

In the overdose rescue portion of this training, participants will learn about opioids and risk factors for overdose. They will then explore strategies for rescues and practice strategies through scenarios. In the overdose prevention portion, participants will explore strategies to address the risks of overdose with a harm reduction approach. The scenario-based training provides opportunities for discussion and practice about issues of safety, motivational interviewing, and moving toward behavior change.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

    • Name 5 risk factors for opioid overdoses
    • Distinguish between someone who is “really high” versus overdosing
    • Describe how to assess for opioid overdose
    • Explain how Naloxone works to reverse opioid overdoses
    • Practice how to administer Naloxone
    • Name 2-3 principles of harm reduction
    • Describe 4-5 harm reduction strategies
    • Explain the stages of change framework and how this can influence change/talk behavior
    • Practice Safety Planning strategies
    • Name 2-3 precautions to prevent overdose in programs

3 CE credits for the following program are available through this course:

Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors

  • MA Technical Assistance Center for Problem Gambling Treatment is authorized by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to sponsor, conduct or approve continuing education programs for alcohol and drug counselors/assistants (LADCs).

TRAINING CANCELLATION POLICY: Each Opioid Overdose Rescue and Prevention training requires a minimum of 10 participants. Trainings with fewer than 10 participants will be canceled, given the challenges that arise with facilitating an interactive 3-hour training with less than 10 active participants. Registrants will be notified of any training cancellations by email and will be referred to additional resources and upcoming trainings.


March 15
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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