Training Resources

For Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution (OEND) programs, municipalities, state agencies, first responders, and healthcare providers.

BSAS resources

The Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (BSAS) has several webpages with basic information on opioid overdoses and naloxone.

Additionally, our OEND Program Core Competencies (PDF) l (DOCX) serve as a more comprehensive guide on opioids, and opioid overdose. While the core competencies are written for OEND program employees, its content may be useful anyone working with individuals who use opioids.

Training providers

The following organizations offer opioid overdose prevention and naloxone trainings. Additionally, many of these organizations provide trainings on addiction, harm reduction, working with people who use drugs, trauma, and other topics.

Resources and training for treatment providers

BSAS has two guidance documents that can help your program integrate opioid overdose prevention strategies.

  • Standards of Care  (PDF)(DOC)
  • Integrating Opioid Overdose Prevention Strategies into Treatment  (PDF)(DOC)

All BSAS-funded treatment providers are eligible for free staff training, technical assistance, and a limited supply of naloxone for on-site emergency response from Praxis, a program of the Center for Social Innovation. You can request training, and download a range of resources from the Praxis Opioid Overdose Prevention webpage.