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Narcan, a brand of Naloxone, is a prefilled, needle-free device used to reverse the effect of an opioid overdose. Naloxone is an opioid antagonist and can bind to opioid receptors to reverse and block the effects of opioids.
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BASICS is provided to any student on an individual basis, and sometimes BASICS is mandated for students who have violated the alcohol and/or drug policies of the Code of Student Responsibility. BASICS is also offered to students who may benefit from learning more about their use/misuse. BASICS is an effective, holistic, and evidence-based intervention for helping students reduce risky behaviors and typically involves two one-hour individual sessions. In the sessions, students will learn helpful information related to safety around alcohol and other drugs in the body, drug interaction risks, and harm reduction strategies. While BASICS was originally created to focus on alcohol, HPW offers BASICS in a holistic way to address any and all substance use.
If you are a student struggling with opioid use, know you have support and resources. For immediate assistance, call public safety (Lincoln Park: 773-325-7777; Loop: 312-362-8400) or 911. For non-emergency support, contact The Office of Health Promotion & Wellness (email@example.com), Dean of Students (773-325-7290), or University Counseling Services (Lincoln Park: 773-325-7779; Loop: 312-362-6923).
If you are an employee struggling with opioid use, you can reach out to the
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) at any time.