Narcan Distribution Program
What is Narcan?
Narcan Nasal Spray is the brand name of naloxone hydrochloride. Naloxone is used to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. Some examples of opioids are Heroin, Vicodin, OxyContin and Fentanyl.
Are overdose deaths a problem in Kenosha?
In 2018, there were 46 toxicity deaths in Kenosha County; 35 of them were opioid related.
What does Narcan training include?
Training is about 30-45 minutes and includes information about opioids, signs and symptoms of an opioid overdose, how to administer Narcan nasal spray, withdrawal symptoms and the laws that protect someone when administering Narcan. A kit of 2 doses of Narcan nasal spray is provided to each training participant through grant funding.
Why should I know how to use Narcan?
Addiction has no stereotype. You could save the life of a friend, relative, co-worker, or a stranger.
Do you need to be a medical provider to use Narcan?
NO! Anyone can learn how to use and give Narcan.
Is there legislation that protects those who help overdose victims? Yes!
Wisconsin has the Good Samaritan Law or Wisconsin Act 194 which states anyone who calls for help or drops off someone who is experiencing a drug overdose will not be charged with possession or paraphernalia.
Limit - the person who overdosed is not covered. Also any other crime committed at the scene is not protected by law. WI Act 200 covers anyone, regardless of medical background from being held liable for administering naloxone when they act in good faith believing that the person is experiencing an opioid overdose.
How can I get trained?
Contact the Kenosha County Division of Health Narcan Hotline at (262) 605-6741 or email Narcan.
Click here to sign up for training at Kenosha County Human Services Building/Job Center 8600 Sheridan Rd.
Click here to sign up for training at Racine Kenosha Community Action Agency (Women Infants and Children - WIC) 2000 63rd St
View Narcan Training Brochure in English
Funding for this training was made possible (in part by) (#SP022112) from the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). This grant is being administered by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Division of Care and Treatment Services.