Overdose deaths are preventable
Overdose Prevention and Response Training
We offer a free 10 minute overdose and prevention training here in our office. Once you complete the training, we’ll provide you with 2 vials of life-saving Naloxone or two doses of Narcan in an easy to use nasal spray to take with you. Call 543-4770 to schedule a time for our overdose prevention training.
Save a life and order FREE Narcan or naloxone
If you’d like to become a lifesaver, click the button to be taken to our overdose reversal kit order form. Ordering is free and fast.
How to Use Narcan with the DOPE Project
In this video, Frances Fu and Kristen Marshall from the Drug Overdose Prevention and Education (DOPE) Project share how to recognize an overdose, and how to use Narcan to reverse the overdose and save a person’s life. Check out all the great info the National Harm Reduction Coalition has to share. They’re one of our most favorite organizations.
What is naloxone?
The technical definition is “a synthetic drug, similar to morphine, which blocks opiate receptors in the nervous system.”
Often known by its brand name Narcan, is an effective, non-addictive medication that reverses an opioid overdose. Within minutes of it being administered, the affected person is able to breathe again. Naloxone can be administered as a shot or nasal spray. Since it is not a controlled substance and has no potential for abuse, Naloxone is available here at OAA and can be easily administered by anyone.
“Naloxone, a drug that reverses overdoses, can save lives. Here’s why you should learn how to use it.” Read more…