Opioid Overdose Prevention Training Project

Status: Current
Year: 2017
Location: Massachusetts
Client: Nonprofits
Services Provided: Training and Technical Assistance
Technical Expertise: Substance Use


The Opioid Overdose Prevention Training Project is funded by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (BSAS), as part of SAMHSA’s State Opioid Response (SOR) grant. Our staff provide training and technical assistance in a number of substance use and human services topics including:

  • overdose prevention
  • naloxone administration
  • motivational interviewing
  • harm reduction
  • drug-related stigma
  • stimulant use
  • non-clinical supervision
  • secondary trauma
  • pathways of recovery, and
  • drug policy history and anti-racism.

The project also convenes service providers across Massachusetts to share best practices and cutting edge solutions in overdose prevention, harm reduction, and substance use treatment.

In coordination with other substance use/behavioral health services at HRiA, the Opioid Overdose Prevention Training Project promotes resources for people who use drugs, loved ones, and service providers.  Our team has experienced facilitators who develop engaging curriculum around substance use, harm reduction, and other topics.  We are able to offer trainings of trainers (ToTs) to help agencies increase their capacity and sustainability in these topics.

Related Resources

Core & Supplemental Trainings, English (resource)

Core & Supplemental Trainings, Spanish (resource)

The Overdose Prevention, Response, and Postvention: Promising Policies and Practices (publication/report)

OOPTP 2021 Open Virtual Trainings

Naloxone Facts (from BSAS)

Naloxone and Overdose Prevention (from the MA Helpline)