The opioid epidemic has surpassed motor vehicle crashes as the leading cause of unintentional death. Through advocacy and training, we can work together to keep our community safe.


Between 2019 and 2023, there were 496 unintentional drug overdose deaths in North Dakota, with 374 of those being caused by opioids.

On average, 2 North Dakotans die each week from an unintentional drug overdose.

Source: https://www.hhs.nd.gov/sites/www/files/documents/2023-24-interim/8-31-REPORT-unintentional-drug-overdose.pdf

In 2022, there were 81,806 opioid-involved deaths in the United States.

Source: https://nida.nih.gov/research-topics/trends-statistics/overdose-death-rates#:~:text=Opioid%2Dinvolved%20overdose%20deaths%20rose,All%20Ages%2C%201999%2D2022.

Workplace Training

Our trained experts can educate your employees on the signs of opioid drug use, impairment and addiction. The 2-hour course will also cover:

• Steps to take when you suspect opiate usage
• Resources available to assist with intervention
• How to protect yourself when you encounter opioids and paraphernalia
• How to respond in a suspected opioid medical emergency

Public Awareness

Help raise awareness of this deadly issue by bringing our trained experts to your event. The NDSC is available to speak at your school, community event, or conference upon request.

Request a Quote Today!

Contact our Community Protection Program
Manager at 701-751-6105 or kathyz@ndsc.org

Kathy Zander
Community Safety Manager

ph: (701) 223-6372
tf: (800) 932-8890
dl: (701) 751-6105



NDSC offers reasonable suspicion training!