North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition (NCHRC) is North Carolina’s only comprehensive harm reduction program. NCHRC engages in grassroots advocacy, resource development, coalition building and direct services for law enforcement and those made vulnerable by drug use, sex work, overdose, immigration status, gender, STIs, HIV and hepatitis.
This manual is designed to outline the process of developing and managing an Overdose Prevention and Education Program, with or without a take-home naloxone component. Overdose prevention work can be easily integrated into existing services and programs that work with people who use or are impacted by drugs, including shelter and supportive housing agencies, substance abuse treatment programs, parent and student groups, and by groups of people who use drugs outside of a program setting.
Training Sessions and Kits
The Atlanta Harm Reduction Coalition, Inc. (AHRC) is a community-based, wellness organization committed to improving the overall health and wellbeing of marginalized individuals and communities. Atlanta Harm Reduction Coalition provides education, risk reduction programs through partnership programs, empowerment to adults, and diagnosis and treatment of substance use, HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), viral Hepatitis, and other communicable diseases.
Broken No More is an organization formed by families and friends of people with substance use disorder/chemical dependency, who have lived the trauma of addiction with their loved ones, and have seen firsthand the devastating results of the disease of addiction and overdose deaths. Broken No More is formed with the hope that more enlightened drug policies may help stem the tide of addiction and overdose.
Georgia Overdose Prevention is a grassroots organization comprised of parents, healthcare professionals, harm reduction advocates and friends of those who have lost loved ones to accidental drug overdose. Our group originally formed to create and advocate for the passage of the Georgia 911 Medical Amnesty Law.
Learn to Cope is a support organization that offers education, resources, peer support and hope for parents and family members coping with a loved one addicted to opioids or other drugs. I designed Learn to Cope to offer others the support and resources that I would have benefited from when my family was in crisis.
We live in an age where substance use, misuse or related disorders affects many families across the country. Many people suffer from the disease of addiction or are unknowingly on that path and want help, but may feel scared, alone, ashamed, guilt-ridden, untrustworthy or unaware. Many families and friends of users may not know of their condition, are in denial or don’t know how to deal with the problem. Through our experiences with our struggling loved one(s), we will stop at nothing to see our world enlightened and its citizens guided to a better way of life.
Founded in 2004, The McShin Foundation is Virginia's leading non-profit, full-service Recovery Community Organization (RCO), committed to serving individuals and families in their fight against Substance Use Disorders(SUDs). While providing the tools for recovering individuals to create positive lifestyles, we aim to spread the word of recovery and educate families, communities, and government regarding SUDs as well as reduce the stigma attached to them.
Opiate overdose requiring lifesaving treatment occurs in a wide variety of settings and circumstances, creating a need for training a variety of overdose responders. In recognition of this need, Oregon law authorizes a wide range of organizations to provide training on lifesaving treatments for opiate overdose, including public health authorities and organizations and other appropriate entities that provide services to individuals who take opiates.
We are prescribers, pharmacists, public health workers, lawyers, and researchers working on overdose prevention and naloxone access. We compiled these resources to help health care providers educate their patients to reduce overdose risk and provide naloxone rescue kits to patients.
Project DAWN is a community-based overdose education and naloxone distribution program. Project DAWN participants receive training on: Recognizing the signs and symptoms of overdose, Distinguishing between different types of overdose, Performing rescue breathing, Calling emergency medical services, and Administering intranasal Naloxone
Project Lazarus believes that communities are ultimately responsible for their own health and that every drug overdose is preventable. We are a secular, non-profit organization that provides technical assistance to community groups and clinicians throughout North Carolina and beyond. Using experience, data, and compassion we empower communities and individuals to prevent drug overdoses and meet the needs of those living with chronic pain.
REVIVE! is a pilot program of the Commonwealth of Virginia which makes naloxone (Narcan ®) available to lay rescuers to reverse opioid overdoses. A collaborative effort with the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) taking the lead, the project includes the Virginia Department of Health, the Virginia Department of Health Professions, recovery community organizations such as the McShin Foundation, OneCare of Southwest Virginia, the Substance Abuse and Addiction Recovery Alliance of Virginia (SAARA), and other stakeholders.
Equips communities and local governments with material to develop policies and practices to help prevent opioid-related overdoses and deaths. Addresses issues for first responders, treatment providers, and those recovering from opioid overdose. Updated in 2014.
The mission of the Steve Rummler Hope Foundation is to heighten awareness of the dilemma of chronic pain and the disease of addiction and to improve the associated care process.
The DOPE Project was built on a strong legacy of harm reduction efforts in San Francisco as well as other cities (Santa Cruz, California; Chicago, Illinois), States (New Mexico), and countries (Australia, England, Canada). In 1993, youth outreach workers in San Francisco first distributed overdose prevention education flyers developed by the Santa Cruz Needle Exchange in California.