Narcan Training

Cal Poly Humboldt is invested in the safety of our students.  We offer Narcan (a nasal spray version of Naloxone) at various locations on campus as a life-saving medication in preventing opioid (fentanyl) overdose.  Fentanyl is an extremely potent opioid that is a major contributor to fatal and nonfatal overdoses in our country.  Illicit fentanyl has been found in many drugs, including heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine, and counterfeit pills.  The presence of fentanyl in these drugs increases the likelihood of a fatal overdose.  Fentanyl test strips can be used prior to ingesting such drugs to test for the presence of fentanyl thereby limiting risk. To learn more, please see the CDC website on fentanyl.  The CDC is also a good source for better understanding naloxone.

It is important not just to have Narcan "at the ready" for life threatening situations of potential overdose, but to know how to use it correctly.

Our Health Education team offers Narcan trainings to our campus community.  Please email Mira Friedman to set up a training session with someone from our team.  We will bring free boxes of Narcan as well as Fentanyl test strips to the training to distribute and will provide information about resources for support and proper medication disposal.  We also offer free Narcan in our health vending machines on campus as well as at Student Health and Counseling.

Location of the health vending machines:

  1. Nelson Hall East across from the Goodwin Forum
  2. Next to the Housing Cashier on the third floor of the Jolly Giant Commons
  3. In the College Creek Mail Room lobby
  4. First floor of the Gutswurrak Student Activities Center next to the entrance of The Depot
  5. Creekview Lounge.

For those interested in doing some training on your own, please see the resources below.

Training: Narcan Saves Lives




How to administer Narcan

Naloxone Training Video_Narcan® Nasal Spray