FREE NALOXONE

Carry Naloxone (NARCAN). Help Save a Life!

For free naloxone call or text 440-855-2265 or call the Ashtabula County Health Department at (440) 576-6010.

OR visit www.harmreductionohio.org to apply for a free kit.

Additional Ashtabula County distribution sites:

Northwest Ambulance District Naloxone distribution Monday- Friday 8:00am-4:00pm located at 1480 South Broadway, Geneva, OH 44041. (440) 466-4900.

Community Counseling Center at (440) 855-2265.

People’s Church (Geneva) at (440) 987-1999.

Signature Health (Ashtabula) at (440) 992-8552 Ext. 20112.

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What is naloxone?

Naloxone is a medicine that rapidly reverses an opioid overdose. It is an opioid antagonist. This means that it attaches to opioid receptors and reverses and blocks the effects of other opioids. Naloxone can quickly restore normal breathing to a person if their breathing has slowed or stopped because of an opioid overdose. But, naloxone has no effect on someone who does not have opioids in their system, and it is not a treatment for opioid use disorder. Examples of opioids include heroin, fentanyl, oxycodone (OxyContin®), hydrocodone (Vicodin®), codeine, and morphine.

How is naloxone given?

Naloxone should be given to any person who shows signs of an opioid overdose or when an overdose is suspected. Naloxone can be given as a nasal spray or it can be injected into the muscle, under the skin, or into the veins. Steps for responding to an opioid overdose can be found in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration’s (SAMHSA) Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit at https://store.samhsa.gov/sites/default/files/d7/priv/sma18-4742.pdf

Learn more about naloxone at https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/naloxone

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