Learn how to reverse an overdose

Become a Community First Responder with
our ten minute certification module and receive free Narcan.

Take the Course

General Public

We offer two ways to become certified as a Community First Responder and receive free naloxone (Narcan) by mail for Rhode Island residents.  You can complete either a live webinar/in-person seminar or the interactive learning modules – all from the comfort of your own home.

New England Residents outside of Rhode Island:

Please visit uri.edu/ROTA-R for state-specific trainings and FREE NALOXONE mailed to rural areas of New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, Massachusetts, and Connecticut

Live Webinars or In-person Seminars

Group Seminars

Help members of your group or organization become a certified Community First Responder and receive free naloxone kits to support individuals in you community.

Request a Seminar

Online Learning Modules

Community members are invited to browse through our 6 interactive, educational learning modules with in-depth information about the opioid epidemic, including how to recognize and respond to an overdose. Each module takes about 10 minutes to complete and provides valuable resources to help you or a loved one connect with prevention, treatment and recovery options in Rhode Island and nationwide.

Healthcare Professionals

Healthcare professionals licensed in Rhode Island, including Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Pharmacists, Social Workers & Nurses are eligible for free continuing education credits by attending one of our live seminars on request (1.0 contact hours of CE credit)


  • Upcoming Events - International Overdose Awareness Day is August 31st!  Please contact us to find out about volunteer opportunities and where you can visit an event near you.  Email us at uriCFRP@etal.uri.edu    



La naloxona (Narcan®) es un medicamento que puede revertir una sobredosis provocada por una droga opioide. Puede completar el curso en diez minutos de aprendizaje interactivo, todo desde la comodidad de su hogar y recibir su propio estuche de naloxona por correo.

About the CFRP

The goals of the Community First Responder Program are to educate communities about opioid misuse, and provide resources to these communities to help address opioid misuse including the opioid overdose antidote naloxone.

Program Director, Clinical Professor

College of Pharmacy


Pharmacy Technician II

College of Pharmacy


Program Manager, Licensed Mental Health Counselor

College of Pharmacy