What is Naloxone?
- Naloxone is a medication that reverses opioid overdose by restoring breathing.
- Wears off in 30 minutes to two hours
- Delivery: intramuscular , intranasal or intravenous
- Side effects are minimal and rare
- No potential for misuse or high
- No effect on someone who hasn’t taken opioids
- Safe for children and pregnant women
Naloxone is only effective in reversing
What Naloxone Does & Doesn’t Do
- Naloxone has a shorter half-life than many opioids
- Overdoses with long-lasting opioids like methadone or longer acting prescription pills may even require ongoing intravenous naloxone
- Naloxone does not work for overdoses produced by non-opioids (e.g., benzodiazepines, alcohol, other sedatives)
Narcan Educational Session
The sessions will train lay responders (drug users, friends, and family members) on how to reduce overdose risks, recognize signs of an overdose, access medical services, and administer Narcan NAsal Spray; in addtition to taking other action (e.g., rescue breathing and contacting emergency medical assistance).
After being trained, each participant will be eligible to receive an overdose pervention kit, which includes instructions and needle-free nasal spray filled with Naloxone Hydrochloride. Participants will aslo receive a toolkit booklet with resources and referral information pertaining to substance use disorder treatment.
Make an appointment for one-on-one sessions at the MCPHD Substance Use Outreach Services Program.
Phone: (317) 221-4628
Address: 2951 E. 38th Street (Corner of 38th & Parker) Indianapolis, IN 46218
Make an appointment with a Nurse for one-on-one sessions at the MCPHD District Health Offices:
Northeast District Health Office
6042 E. 21st St.
(Near 21st and Arlington)
Northwest District Health Office
6940 N. Michigan Rd
(2 blocks South of 71st St)
South District Health Office
505 National Ave
(between US31 and Madison Av)