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BPHC's Overdose Education and Narcan Training
Since 20​07, more than 3,200 people 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 400 overdoses in Boston in recent years. Statewide, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health estimates that 2,000 lives have been saved due to Narcan. 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.

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 and 23rd
February – 6th and 27th  
March – 13th and 27th
April – 10th and 24th 
May – 8rd and 22nd
June – 6th and 20th  
July – 12th and 26th
August – 7th and 21st
September – 11th and 25th
October – 16th and 30th   
November – 6th and 20th
December – 4th and18th

2017 Dates

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

The Boston Fire Department also hosts Narcan trainings that are open to the public. The locations and times of these trainings are listed below.

August 4th 6:00-7:00 p.m.: Dorchester (District 8) – 1884 Dorchester Ave (Engine 18 Ladder 6)

August 11th 6:00-7:00 p.m.: Jamaica Plain – 746 Centre St (Engine 28 TL10)

August 18th 6:00-7:00 p.m.: Hyde Park (District 12) – 60 Fairmount Ave (Engine 48 Ladder 28)​

August 25th 6:00-7:00 p.m.: West Roxbury (District 12) – 1940 Centre St (Engine 30 Ladder 25)

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

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