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Naloxone and Opioid Overdose Prevention

If you are using opioids like fentanyl, morphine, Oxy’s or hydromorphine that you inject, snort or swallow, you are at risk of an overdose.
Naloxone can reverse an opioid overdose and is available for free without prescription at pharmacies in Canada. It only works on opioids and starts to work right away after it is given. Friends and family of someone who is at risk of opioid overdose are also eligible to receive a Naloxone kit and training.
You can get a Naloxone kit and training by contacting your local health unit for an appointment.
At your appointment to get Naloxone you will need to:
  •  Do a short training session with a nurse (approx. 20 minutes).
  • Complete a history form.
All information discussed in the training session is confidential.
If you would like more information you can call your local health unit or visit one of our needle exchange sites.