Project FREEDOM Training Working to reduce opioid overdose deaths, through training and education Project FREEDOM Continue Reading Working to reduce opioid overdose deaths in Alabama Project FREEDOM Project FREEDOM North First Responder Expansion of Education and Distribution of Overdose Medication is reducing opioid overdose deaths in rural Alabama through training local EMS workers and municipality and volunteer fire personnel on Naloxone administration, increasing the supply of naloxone to certified personnel, referring overdose survivors to treatment and support services, and a media campaign on the Good Samaritan Law. The four year project serves 14 rural and 2 urban counties including: Bibb, Blount, Cullman, Etowah, Fayette, Franklin, Jackson, Jefferson, Lawrence, Marion, Marshall, Morgan, St. Clair, Shelby, Tuscaloosa, Walker, and Winston. This project aims to reduce the number of prescription/opioid overdose-related deaths and adverse events among adults by training first responders and other key community sectors on the prevention of prescription/opioid overdose-related deaths, including training and distribution of naloxone to first responders. Project FREEDOM South Preventing Opioid Overdose-Related Deaths is training first responders – public safety, fire, and EMS personnel – in south Alabama to prevent opioid overdose-related deaths. The five year project will serve 16 rural counties including: Baldwin, Barbour, Butler, Clarke, Coffee, Conecuh, Covington, Crenshaw, Dale, Escambia, Geneva, Henry, Houston, Mobile, Monroe, Washington. This project will work to reduce the number of prescription/opioid overdose-related deaths and adverse events among adults by training first responders and other key community sectors on the prevention of prescription/opioid overdose-related deaths and implementing secondary prevention strategies, including training and distribution of naloxone to first responders. Project FREEDOM Resources freedom fact sheet fentanyl fact sheet how to safely dispose of opioids opioid overdose & naloxone training guide Leading our community members to recovery VitAL Commitment VitAL is committed to bringing down Alabama’s opioid overdose death rates. Through research and education, we can help members of our community from overdosing and lead them to recovery.