Opioid Education and Naloxone Training

Columbia Health is a Registered Opioid Overdose Prevention Program, recognized by New York City and State Departments of Health. Columbia's naloxone training program is part of a multi-disciplinary initiative between Columbia Health, Columbia Mailman School of Public Health, and the Columbia School of General Studies. Through this collaborative work, the program trains members of the campus community—students, faculty, staff, and alumni—to recognize signs of opioid overdose and administer lifesaving medication.

Woman standing outside smiling holding up a blue naloxone kit

This training session will cover:

  • Opioid overview
  • What is an opioid overdose?
  • Signs and symptoms of an opioid overdose
  • What increases the risk of opioid overdose?
  • Medication for opioid use disorders
  • What is naloxone and how does it work?
  • Naloxone kit: components and use
  • Response steps for a suspected overdose
  • How to administer naloxone?
  • Distribution of naloxone kits

Columbia Health recognizes the importance of maintaining the availability of the naloxone trainings amid the COVID-19 pandemic. All naloxone trainings are currently offered virtually via Zoom to members of the Columbia community. Naloxone kits will be mailed to participants upon completion of training.

Attend a Training

Please visit the Columbia Health events page to view upcoming training dates and to register.

Students, faculty, staff, and alumni can request a Naloxone training for their group by completing and submitting a Naloxone Training Request Form

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