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Layperson Naloxone Administration

Course Overview

The Layperson Naloxone (NARCAN) training course will teach you how to recognize the signs of an opioid overdose and administer the opioid overdose reversal drug Naloxone.

The course is available as a self-paced online continuing education course, as a trainer program for in-person and webinar settings, or delviered by Overdose Lifeline as live online and on-site training for groups of five or more. 

The Layperson Naloxone (NARCAN) training course is suitable for laypersons, including, but not limited to: businesses, organizations, community members, correctional facilities, educators, faith groups, government and health care professionals, parents and caregivers, pharmacies, school nurses, senior living facilities, sober living communities, treatment and recovery centers, and more.

Note: The training does not provide the credentials to be a Naloxone Distribution Entity. State requirements differ. Therefore please check with your local state HHS or Health Departments for specific requirements for your state.

What You Will Learn

Course Outline

  1. Brief Review of the Disease of Addiction
  2. Barrier to Seeking Help & Treatment
  3. Opioid Overview
    a. The Opioid Family of Drugs
    b. Opioid Misuse and Addiction
  4. The Overdose Epidemic
    a. Data, Trends and Impact
  5. Contributors and Risk Factors
    a. Prescribing Practices
    b. Misrepresentation of Opioid Addiction Risks
    c. Paths to Prescription Pain Medicine Addiction
    d. Paths to Heroin Use
    e. Who is Affected
    f. Young Adults / Youth Risk Factors
    g. Signs of Heroin or Prescription Opioid Misuse
  6. Recognizing and Preventing an Overdose
    a. Who is at Risk of an Overdose
    b. Factors that Increase Heroin Overdose
    c. Harm Reduction Definition
    d. What is Naloxone
    e. Why Use Naloxone
    f. What Does an Opioid Overdose Look Like
    g. How Opioids Affect the Central Nervous System
    h. How Naloxone Stops an Overdose
    i. Naloxone Myths and Studies
    j. Naloxone Access and Laws
    k. Naloxone Delivery Devices
  7. Naloxone Administration
    a. Intranasal Naloxone Administration (ADAPT)
    b. Intranasal Naloxone Administration (AMPHASTAR)
    c. Intramuscular Naloxone Administration
    d. General Naloxone Information
  8. Solutions
  9. End Notes and Resources

Online CE Course

Online, self-paced continuing education.

1.5 CE Credits

Clinician and layperson accreditation through Purdue University, College of Pharmacy, Office of Continuing Education.


Individual Course: $25



Onsite and Virtual Training

Onsite and virtual training available for groups of five or more.

Fill out the form below, email us, or call 844.554.3354 for more information and a custom quote. 

Trainer Program

Get certified to deliver course within your community. Pricing includes a training and a licensing fee.


The Brain and the Disease of Addiction

Training Fee: $225/person

Program License Fee: $200/per group

Group Program License Fee: $400/per group

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