NARCAN® is the nasal spray version of naloxone, the drug that blocks the harmful effects of opioids on the brain. It is specific to opioids. If opioids are not involved with the overdose, it will not cause any harm.
To find where Narcan is available near you, visit the DHS Website.
Narcan Trainings Available
Portage County's Division of Public Health is offering free Narcan training. Trainings are 1 hour long. Participants will learn what an opioid is, how they affect the brain, and what causes an overdose. At the end of the training, participants will receive a free kit of Narcan, a mouthpiece for rescue breathing, and a certificate of completion wallet card.
Training is offered both in-person and virtually. If you are interested in providing group training to staff, please contact the Ruth Gilfry Center at 715-345-5350 opt. 8.