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 who is affected by opioid use, including individuals who use opioids, friends and family members of individuals who use opioids, as well as people who work with individuals who use opioids.
In 2020 (the most recent statistic available), there were 1,227 deaths in Wisconsin due to opioids. This is an increase from 916 deaths from opioids in 2019.
“At the training individuals will learn how to respond and safely use Narcan, a medication that can reverse an opioid overdose that may occur if using heroin or prescription pain medication,” said Rhianna Schmidt, Health Educator Communications Specialist. “At the training you will receive a free Narcan Kit, which includes two doses of nasal Narcan. The Narcan training is a non-judgmental environment where community members can remain anonymous.”
Registration is confidential and is encouraged if attending the group training: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RYM297G
2022 Community Narcan Trainings:
June 1 at Fond du Lac Library: group training 6-7pm and walk-in trainings from 5:30-6:00pm
June 15 from 6-7pm at Ripon Public Library, walk-in trainings from 5:30-6:00pm
June 18 from 11am-1pm at Adelaide Park, Fond du Lac (no appointments or registration)
June 22 from 6-7pm at Waupun Public Library, mini walk-in trainings 5:30-6:00pm
July 14 from 5-6pm at Campbellsport Library, mini walk-in trainings 4:30-5:00pm
August 31 (International Overdose Awareness Day) time and location to be announced
For more information or to request a group Narcan training, please call the Fond du Lac County Health Department at (920) 929-3085.
Visit the Fond du Lac County Health Department’s website or follow the Fond du Lac County Health Department on Facebook for additional information.