Harm Reduction: How: Trainings & Resources

We have a founded belief that EVERYONE is accountable & responsible for preventing opioid abuse and addiction, and reducing the stigma associated with it. We all have a role to play. Through training and the distribution of resources we can increase the number of community members who are comfortable stepping forward, who are willing to ask simple and direct questions, and who know where to direct individuals in distress. In turn, the safety net for all Fond du Lac County residents will be enhanced.

A variety of trainings are available to equip individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to respond appropriately to someone who is struggling.

Together we aim to:

  • Decrease opioid related deaths, opioid overdoses, and infectious disease
  • Decrease stigma associated with addiction and promote use of common language for communicating about addiction
  • Partner with individuals who have lived experience to develop more effective intervention strategies

How we plan to reach our goals:

Increase access to narcan and overdose prevention education.

  • We host free narcan trainings in the community and can help you put on a training for your staff or agency, develop a policy to carry and have narcan on site, and provide overdose prevention materials, and education on opioid addiction, signs and symptoms, and treatment resources.
  • FREE Community Narcan Trainings

Increase access to education and resources on addiction, overdose prevention, and treatment and recovery resources

Frequently asked questions: 

  • What are opioids? How do they effect the brain? What are the signs & symptoms of use?
  • What is addiction?
  • What is an opioid overdose?
  • How to reverse an opioid overdose?
  • Why do people often overdose?
  • Overdose prevention?
  • The Good Samaritan Law
  • What do I do if I know someone who is using?
  • Detoxification of opioids

Check out our NEW Opioid  & Heroin Awareness Toolkit: A Prevention Guide for Families

Local Community Programs:

Contact Alexandria Berg or (920)906-6573 to learn more about locally offered training options.

Links To Additional Resources

Wisconsin Resources

AID’s Resource Center of Wisconsin

National Resources

DFC's Focus Areas

Prescription Drug Misuse, Heroin & Opioids: Four Pillar Approach, Alcohol Use & Abuse