Opioid Overdose Prevention

In response to the nationwide opioid overdose epidemic, MSU has implemented an opioid overdose prevention program on campus. This program is intended to increase awareness of opioid overdose and increase the availability of Narcan (naloxone) on campus.  Many MSU staff, security officers, and resident assistants have been trained on the administration of Narcan nasal spray. An opioid overdose can cause respiratory depression and can lead to death. If you witness someone who may be having an opioid overdose, Narcan nasal spray can be administered to reverse these effects if given in a timely manner.

Narcan kits are located at:

  • MSU Campus Security Office
  • Lura Manor, behind RA’s desk
  • Cook Hall, behind RA’s desk
  • Crane Hall, behind RA’s desk     
  • Dakota Hall, behind RA’s desk
  • McCulloch Hall, behind RA’s desk
  • Pioneer Hall, behind RA’s desk
  • MSU Dome, 1st floor, by the AED
  • Student Health Clinic, Lura Manor
  • Veteran Services, Dakota Hall

North Dakota Century Code 23-01-42. Opioid antagonist prescription, distribution, possession, or use – Immunity from liability.

  1. A health care professional acting in good faith may directly or by standing order prescribe, distribute, or dispense an opioid antagonist, if the health care professional provides training to:
    1. An individual at risk of experiencing an opioid-related overdose; or
    2. A family member, friend, or other individual in a position to assist an individual at risk of experiencing an opioid-related overdose.
Narcan Program Guidelines [pdf]
Narcan Power Point [pdf]
Narcan Standing Orders [pdf]
Narcan Training Video