You Can Help! Stop Overdose

You can contribute to a safe and caring campus by learning how to recognize and respond to signs of an overdose. Increase your knowledge, skills and confidence to take quick action when a person’s life may depend on it. Discuss the natural human tendencies to do or say nothing in some potentially harmful situations and how to address them. Learn about naloxone (NARCAN), a safe medication that can reverse an opioid overdose.

Participants will be able to: 

  • Identify signs of an alcohol or other drug overdose
  • Identify how to overcome barriers to helping someone
  • Describe 5 steps to appropriately respond to an overdose situation 
  • Learn how to give Narcan
  • Understand UWM’s Drug, Alcohol and Sexual Assault Victim Assistance Policy 

What to Expect

Trainings run 90 minutes and include discussion, video, skills practice and problem-solving scenarios. Trainings are facilitated by Health Promotion & Wellness staff and trained UWM graduate students. Trainings are free and open to UWM students. We aim for between 8-30 student participants to promote dialogue and ensure a timely conclusion.  

Upcoming Training Dates 

Date  Day of Week  Time  Location 
Fall open session dates to be announced!

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