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School Naloxone Opioid Overdose Training

Course Overview

The School Naloxone Opioid Overdose Training has been specifically developed to assist schools in overdose prevention and response. The training course will discuss the need for a school-based opioid emergency response planning and preparedness and teach school personnel 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 course, as a trainer program for in-person and virtual settings, or delviered by Overdose Lifeline as live online and on-site training for groups of five or more. 

Drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the U.S. with nearly 92,000 lives lost in 2020. The overdose crisis which escalated sharply (32%) during the first year of the pandemic does not appear to be letting up. For the first time, overdose deaths exceeded 100,000 in 2021, nearing 108,000 – increasing another 15% … or 47% over a two-year period.

Opioid overdose is life-threatening and requires immediate emergency attention.

It is imperative for schools to prepare for a potential overdose emergency. It is the position of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) that the safe and effective management of opioid-related overdoses in schools must be incorporated into the school emergency preparedness and response plans. 

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

Are You an Indiana School?

Free training may be available for Indiana Schools. Learn about the Indiana School Naloxone Project or visit the Indiana School Naloxone Opioid Overdose Training online course.

Course Outline

  1. Prerequisite Learning: Substance Use Disorder
    a. Brief Review of Addiction / Substance Use Disorder
    b. The Necessity to Treat Addiction as a Chronic
  2. Prerequisite: Stigma and Substance Use Disorder
    a. Stigma and SUD
    b. Perspective: Marvetta
    c. Perspective: Matt
  3. Prerequisite: Screening Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)
  4. School Naloxone Opioid Overdose Training
    a. The Need for an Opioid Overdose School Emergency Response Plan
    b. Perspective: Amy
    c. Assess and Identify the Signs of an Opioid Overdose
    d. Naloxone Administration – Reversing an Opioid Overdose
    e. Intranasal Naloxone Demonstration
    f. Integrate Opioid Overdose Response Into School

Online Course

Self-Paced / Self-Directed 

Take the online course from anywhere. Completing the course when most convenient for you. Certificate delivered at course completion.


Individual Course: $30

Special group rates for 5 or more

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 as a trainer and gain access to a robust resource center for conducting onsite and virtual trainings.  Pricing includes both a training and a licensing fee.


The Brain and the Disease of Addiction

Training Fee: $225/person

Annual License Fee: $200/person or $400/group

License provides 12-month access to training materials, technical assistance, updates, and online resource center. Annual renewal required.

Group License provides access for two or more trainers within an organzation.

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