Narcan Training – Overdose Recognition & Reversal
Overdose Recognition and Reversal Training (ORRT) – Covers key points about substance use disorder, overdose response and recovery responses to help save a life. Free Narcan dispensed to all attendees (45 – 60 minutes)
***ORRT training can be done for individuals in a much more condensed form if need be. Please call our Peer Line at 386-777-7337 (PEER) if you’d like to stop by our office or for us to come to you to obtain Narcan and give you our brief, one-on-one, Narcan training
Narcan Frequently Asked Questions
What is Narcan?
Narcan is a brand name for naloxone, a medication used to reverse opioid overdose.
How does Narcan work?
Narcan works by binding to the same receptors in the brain that opioids bind to, thereby reversing the effects of the opioids and restoring normal breathing.
Who can use Narcan?
Narcan can be used by anyone to reverse an opioid overdose
What are the side effects of Narcan?
Narcan can cause withdrawal symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting, and rapid heartbeat, in people who are physically dependent on opioids.
How long does Narcan last?
Narcan’s effects typically last between 30 and 90 minutes, depending on the dose and the individual’s metabolism.
How do I get Narcan training?
The Volusia Recovery Alliance offers Narcan training and dispensing services. For more information, please call Peer Support at 386-777-7337. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!