UCO Roll Sober trains students to administer Narcan

Taylor Chase

Contributing Writer


At the beginning of the semester, the University of Central Oklahoma’s Center for Counseling  and Well-Being launched a new substance misuse program called UCO Roll Sober. This program aims to address substance misuse among college-aged students, with an emphasis on  education and addressing the challenges posed by opioids and stimulants. 

For the past couple of days, the program has highlighted how to administer Narcan, which can  treat a narcotic overdose in an emergency, as well as the signs and symptoms of opioid overdose  and data regarding opioids and other substances for Oklahoma and UCO. 

UCO Roll Sober is funded through the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services  Administration (SAMHSA). It can also provide educational opportunities through events and activities such as medication take-backs, proper and safe medication storage and Narcan training.  

Additionally, the UCO Center for Counseling and Well-Being is working toward creating  policies that impact the Broncho community regarding opioid use, such as making Narcan readily available on campus and providing secure options for students to store their medications safely.

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