Naloxone Administration Training: Preventing Opioid Overdose Deaths (SAMHSA)

Wednesday, July 17th
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Grapevine A

Opioid misuse continues to be a major public health problem in the United States, contributing significantly to overdose deaths. Indeed, all U.S. overdose deaths involving opioids (i.e., unintentional, intentional, homicide, and undetermined) increased to more than 42,000 deaths in 2016. Efforts to address the opioid crisis must be broad enough to be effective, including: expanding use of non-opioid and non-pharmacological approaches to manage pain; expanding the use of naloxone through training programs that go beyond first responders and health care personnel.

At the end of the training session, the participants will be able to: 

1. Examine the status and impact of the opioid crisis in America, and SAMHSA’s focus and direction
2. Explore the intersection between the opioid crisis and pain management efforts, what the evidence suggests, and strategies to more effectively manage pain while effectively combating the opioid crisis
3. Examine effective community- and state-based naloxone training programs
4. Participate in precursor naloxone administration training: how to recognize signs of overdose, how to administer reversal medication, and learn strategies to support the development of certification programs in their states or communities

All presentations that have been made available to CADCA have been posted at this time.

Sessions without presentations were not made available to CADCA to share.

As a reminder, the password to access the presentations has emailed to participants and is also available on your Program Cover.

18th Annual Mid-Year Training Institute


Arlin Hatch, CDR, USPHS, PhD
Senior Psychologist Office of the Chief Medical Officer

W. Clay Jackson, MD, DipTh
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Jennifer Fan, PharmD, JD
Liasion, Office of National Drug Control Policy
SAMHSA, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention

Albert J. Romanosky, MD, PhD,
Medical Director/State Emergency Preparedness Coordinator
Maryland Department of Health