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BPHC's Overdose Education and Narcan Training
Since 20​07, more than 9,500 individuals in Boston have received training on how to administer Narcan, a medication used to reverse opioid overdoses, and thousands more people have been educated on overdose prevention techniques.

Narcan has been credited with reversing nearly 1,124 overdoses in Boston from October 2016 to May 2017. BPHC offers education and training to opioid users, their families and community partners that work with people at risk of overdosing. 

Participants learn about the importance of calling 9-1-1 in the event of an overdose, how to perform rescue breathing and administer nasal Narcan, and treatment options for opioid users.

Ongoing community trainings are held during afternoon and evening hours, and are open to the public. There is no fee and no RSVP required.

Trainings are held at the Finland Building, 774 Albany Street, Boston MA 02118.

Afternoon Trainings​​

Mondays, 3pm – 4:30 pm​

Evening Trainings
Wednesdays, 6pm – 7:30 pm​

2017 Dates

January – 9th or 23rd
February – 6th or 27th  
March - 13th or 27th
April – 10th or 24th
May – 8th or 22nd
June –12th or 26th  
July – 17th or 31st
August – 7th or 21st
September – 11th or 25th
October – 16th or 30th   
November – 6th or 20th
December – 4th or 18th​

2018 Dates

January 8th
February 5th
March 5th
April 2nd
May 7th
June 4th
July 9th
August 6th
September 10th
October 1st
November 5th
December 3rd

2017 Dates

January – 4th or 18th
February – 1st or 15th
March – 8th or 22nd
April – 5th or 19th
May – 3rd or 17th
June – 7th or 21st
July – 12th or 26th
August – 2nd or 16th 
September – 6th or 20th
October – 11th or 25th
November – 15th or 29th
December – 12th or 27th

​2018 Dates

January 16th
February 20th
March 20th
April 17th
May 15th
June 19th
July 17th
August 21st
September 18th
October 16th
November 20th
December 18th 

For information, contact Helen McDermott at or 617-534-5072​

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