Attend a Narcan training event, which will include a presentation followed by a question and answer session. This initiative is possible with help through Metropolitan State University's relationship with Recovery Corp (AmeriCorp) which provides the university with an Opioid Response Coordinator. Open to students and university employees.
According to the FDA, Narcan is "the first FDA-approved nasal spray version of naloxone hydrochloride, a life-saving medication that can stop or reverse the effects of an opioid overdose." Opioid overdose has become a serious problem in our country, and opioid addiction is increasingly recognized as a national epidemic. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that opioids are the main driver of the nation’s drug overdose deaths.
Opioid Overdose Medical Rescue Kits are now available on campus and are carried by university safety officers. Additional kits are also located with all Automatic External Defibrillator units on campus. Kits have also been issued to trained individuals at multiple office and campus locations. If you see someone in need of medical attention, please call a university safety officer and 911.