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Life after an opioid overdose


Drug overdose deaths, including those involving opioids, continue to increase in the United States. Deaths from drug overdose are up among both men and women, all races, and adults of nearly all ages.

Two out of three drug overdose deaths involve an opioid. Opioids are substances that work in the nervous system of the body or in specific receptors in the brain to reduce the intensity of pain. Overdose deaths from opioids, including prescription opioids, heroin, and synthetic opioids (like fentanyl) have increased almost six times since 1999. Overdoses involving opioids killed more than 47,000 people in 2017, and 36% of those deaths involved prescription opioids.

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How can I help?

C.C.I. now offers an online narcan/nalaxone treatment course and certification. Our comprehensive online course has help hundreds of first responders, community organizers, health care providers, educators, and general community members save lives through the application of nalaxone in case of an opioid overdose. 

Course Topics Include

  • Actions, benefits, and risks of opioids on the human body
  • Causes and effects of opioid overdose
  • The opioid epidemic in the U.S.
  • How bystander intervention impacts survival rates
  • How to safely recognize a possible opioid overdose
  • How to administer naloxone using Narcan Nasal Spray, the EVZIO ® auto-injector, and a prefilled syringe and mucosal atomizer device
  • Precautions following the administration of naloxone

Register for our online certification course and save a life today! 

Group deals available

For every five (5) online courses purchased within the same transaction, C.C.I. will donate a FREE COURSE to the purchaser. Alternately, a free course may also be donated to a community based organization of your choice upon your fifth purchase of this online certification. Awesome non-profit organizations such as the Y.M.C.A. and Young Life are constantly seeking new ways to educate and empower its communities. Register for our online certification course and save a life today!