Classroom Course » Opioid Overdose Prevention, Naloxone Education, and Coordinated Response Efforts

Dates & Times:
March 03, Tuesday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Hosted By:
DBH Training Institute

Registration is Closed


The District of Columbia is at the center of an opioid epidemic with fatal drug overdoses increasing by over 200% from 2014- 2017. To address these often fatal consequences of the opioid crisis, the District has implemented a multi-disciplinary response, identifying best practices and strategies for communities in addressing this epidemic. The presenter will provide a broad epidemiological profile of fatal and non-fatal opioid overdoses, a summary of the pharmacology of opioids and appropriate responses to emergency overdoses.


  1. Identify the basic profile of opioids
  2. Explain the epidemiology of opioid overdoses in the District of Columbia
  3. Describe the proper administration of Narcan and care of an individual after the administration of naloxone


Intended Audience:

Behavioral health providers and others who come into contact with people who use Opioids

DBH 64 New York Avenue
Training Room (285E)
64 New York Avenue, NE
2nd Floor - East
Washington, District of Columbia 20002
(202) 671-0343
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Driving Directions:
64 New York Avenue is located at the intersection of Florida, New York and First Streets, NE. Metro: Take the red line to the Noma/Gallaudet University (previously called New York Avenue) metro stop. Walk west on N Street and turn right at 1st Street NE. Cross over New York Avenue. You will see a large clock tower with the number 64. Enter through the gate and walk toward the first entrance of the building.
There are three parking lots for attendees that charge between $9-12, regardless of duration. The two outside lots only accept cash payment. There is also street parking in the blocks adjacent to 64 NY Avenue, but be mindful of posted restrictions.
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