Training is vital to achieve program success.

Overdose Response Program Training for Recovery Coaches, Patient Navigators and other essential staff is necessary. As well as training hospital ER staff including nurses, doctors, and security officers.  Hospital protocol, logistics, professionalism, and ethics. Bedside intervention, effective engagement, follow up and connecting to services needs to be first nature. 

Law Enforcement Assisted Recovery Program Having your law enforcement officers up to date on the addiction/opioid epidemic and trained in effective engagement of community members, as well as appropriate language and best practices when dealing with those affected. 

Recovery Coaches/Recovery Specialists Coaches make all the difference when working with those living with addiction. Having lived experienced, being a peer in recovery, one can more easily relate and identify with those in need. Breaking barriers, and speaking a language that law enforcement, nurses, doctors, and even social workers are not able to speak. Peer workers are one of the greatest tools available to assist those in the early stages of recovery and work to prevent relapse and sustain recovery. 

Sober Living House Manager The overall goal of this training is to enhance skills of Recovery House residence staff working in Recovery House settings with an emphasis on supporting recovery/resiliency, becoming informed regarding individuals impacted by trauma, and cultural awareness. Strategies will be presented that support individuals with lived experience, person-centered practice, empowerment, collaboration and wellness.  

Naloxone/NarcanTraining This training will help raise awareness about using naloxone, the opioid overdose reversal drug, and about how to respond to an overdose emergency involving a family member, friend, or associate. By training such potential bystanders in opioid emergencies, there is a greater likelihood that someone will be there to assist victims and prevent their death from overdose. The training will particularly assist those who may want to talk to their family physician or their community pharmacist about getting a prescription for naloxone and obtaining an intranasal applicator.  This training will allow you to recognize when an opioid overdose is occurring; assess victims, call for and provide them with emergency assistance, including rescue breathing; and to administer intranasal Narcan (naloxone).