In 2015 Tennessee had the 10th highest overdose mortality rate in the nation. Naloxone can reverse a potentially fatal overdose by allowing the person to breathe normally after the opioid medication has slowed their breathing to a dangerous rate. Having access to Naloxone, and having the proper training to use it, could save a life.
How can I do that?
- Visit the Department of Health's Naloxone Training Information website.
- Scroll to the Training for the General Public section and read through the General Public Training pdf and the PowerPoint presentation below it.
- Take the Assessment listed under the Self-Assessment section.
- Fill out and print your Printable Certificate.
- Locate your nearest anti-drug coalition with access to Naloxone for possible distribution and contact them for more information.