Naloxone & Overdose Response
Recognizing an Overdose
Slow, weak or no breathing,
Blue lips or nails,
Dizziness and confusion,
Can’t be woken up,
Choking, gurgling or snoring sounds,
Drowsiness or difficulty staying awake.
What is Naloxone?
“Naloxone is a medication that can temporarily reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. Specifically, naloxone is used in opioid overdoses to counteract life-threatening depression of the central nervous system and respiratory system, allowing an overdose victim to breathe normally.” (harmreduction.org)
*Naloxone is a generic version of Narcan.
Where can I get a Naloxone Kit?
Naloxone kits are FREE. If you or someone you know is using opioids, Naloxone can be lifesaving. It is always better to be prepared.
Free Naloxone can be found at any pharmacy or the following locations :
Levitee Clinics (formerly ACT Medical Center) | 10702 – 100 Street | 587-259-2681
Addictions and Mental Health | 9728 – 101 Avenue | 780-538-6361
Grande Prairie Friendship Centre | 10507-98 Ave | 780-532-5722
Northreach Society | 9613 98 Street | 780-538-3388
Northern Addictions Centre | 11333 – 106 Street | 780-538-5210
Northpoint Pharmacy | 10702 – 100 Street | 587-259-0402
Free Naloxone Nasal Spray for individuals with treaty status through First Nations & Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB)
Training is required to administer Naloxone.
Naloxone / Overdose Prevention Program
Northreach Society (formerly HIV North) offers education for community members, agencies, and other organizations on HIV/HCV/Naloxone/Safer Sex/Street Drugs to aid in the prevention through education. They also offers Naloxone training as part of our Take-Home-Naloxone program; naloxone training and kits are free of charge at our office.
Self-referred program available to any member of the public, Mon-Fri during office hours, on a walk-in basis. Education will be provided on administration of naloxone, follow up care, safer drug use to help prevent overdose, signs and symptoms of an opioid overdose. Training can be provided on an individual basis or in a group setting for businesses or community organization. Take home naloxone kits will be provided free of charge.
Provides Opioid Response training for Homeless Shelters and Response Organizations, Opioid Poisoning Response Training for Underserved Communities, and Free Self-Paced Opioid Response Training (On-line Modules).