Substance Abuse Prevention
Naloxone (Narcan Nasal Spray)
Bismarck-Burleigh Public Health provides training to recognize the symptoms of an opioid overdose and administration of Narcan nasal spray. This training is available to organizations at no cost. Priority for Narcan training is given to organizations serving populations at high risk for opioid overdose.
A list of pharmacies with pharmacists that can prescribe naloxone is available. For more information or to request training and resource materials, please contact Renae Moch, Public Health Director, Bismarck-Burleigh Public Health.
Safe Medication Disposal
Help keep your family and community safe, get rid of unused or expired prescription medications. Remove these medications as soon as possible to reduce the chance of accidental or intentional misuse.
Prescription opioid misuse is one of the most common types of illegal drug use in the United States. Many people who misuse prescription pain medications say they got it from a friend or relative.
- Don’t share your prescription medications with others.
- Store medications out of sight and out of reach of children.
- Dispose of unused medications when expired or there is no longer a use for them.
Disposal via medication take back locations are the safest way to get rid of unused medications.
Bismarck-Burleigh Public Health also has medication deactivation bags available to safely dispose of unused medications in your home.
To get involved with substance abuse prevention efforts, visit the Burleigh-Morton Behavioral Health Coalition.