Drug Overdose Prevention

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Site Details
Areas Served Ontario
Located In Community Niagara Region
Service and Access Details
Description (Service) Naloxone (pronounced na-LOX-own) 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. 
Free naloxone kits are offered at participating local pharmacies, community organizations and provincial correctional facilities. Note: Only clients, their friends and family, as well as newly released inmates can access naloxone from community-based organizations. 
Where to get free naloxone kits and training on how to use them
Hours Hours vary, call individual sites for information
Eligibility Free kits are available to those who are: 
•a current opioid user or a past user who is at risk of using again 
•a family member, friend or other person able to help someone at risk of an opioid overdose 
•a client of a needle syringe program or hepatitis C program 
•newly released from a correctional facility
Application Call or visit for information
Languages English
Fees None
Physical Access Not Applicable
Other Details
Legal Status (99) Unknown / No Service
Service Categories Opioid Antidote Distribution Programs

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