Save a life. Carry Naloxone.
What is Naloxone and how does it work?
Naloxone is a drug that can temporarily reverse an opioid overdose. Opioids are drugs that are usually used to treat pain, but some people use opioids to get high. Some commonly used opioids include:
When someone overdoses on opioids, their breathing either slows or stops completely. If used right away, naloxone can help them breathe normally and regain consciousness. Naloxone can either be injected or given as a nasal spray. It is very safe to use, although there can be side effects.
How long does Naloxone last?
Naloxone temporarily reverses an opioid overdose. Its effects can last 30 to 90 minutes. For this reason, it is very important that you call 911 FIRST if you suspect an opioid overdose.
Who can get a free Naloxone kit?
You are eligible for a free Naloxone kit if you:
- Are at risk of an opioid overdose
- Have a friend or family member who is at risk of an overdose
Where to get a free Naloxone kit
Naloxone kits are available at CK Public Health – WISH Centre location. You do not need to have a health card for a kit through CK Public Health. You will be trained on how to administer Naloxone, signs of an overdose and what to do in event of an overdose when you receive the kit.
You can also access both nasal and injectable Naloxone at participating pharmacies across Chatham-Kent. A health card is required to access Naloxone at pharmacies.
To look for Naloxone kits in your area, click here.
Naloxone Expansion Program
CK Public Health is looking to expand access to nasal Naloxone across Chatham-Kent. If your agency connects with those at risk of overdose and is interested in distributing Naloxone, please call 519-355-1071.