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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.


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

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Boston Public Health Commission
1010 Massachusetts Ave, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02118.
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