Overdose Response and Prevention Resources

OUD Treatment and Recovery FACT sheet (CDC)

What is Naloxone?

  • aka NARCAN (nasal spray form)
  • Rapidly reverses an opioid overdose.
  • Attaches to opioid receptors and reverses and blocks the effects of other opioids.
  • Quickly restores normal breathing to a person if their breathing has slowed or stopped because of an opioid overdose.
  • Has NO effect on someone who does not have opioids in their system.
  • Examples of opioids include heroin, fentanyl, oxycodone (OxyContin®), hydrocodone (Vicodin®), codeine, and morphine.
Source https://narcan.com/

Image: https://www.cdc.gov/stopoverdose/naloxone/images/Lifesaving-Naloxone-available-50-States.jpg?_=72590

Where to get Naloxone in your state?

Community-based programs
Syringe service programs

CDC Resources

Understanding Treatment of Substance Use Disorders

Linking People with Opioid Use Disorder to Medication Treatment

How and When to Use Naloxone for an Opioid Overdose

How to Save a Life With Naloxone

What You Need to Know About Naloxone

Naloxone Training

When to Offer Naloxone to Patients

When to Offer Naloxone to Patients in the Emergency Department

Pharmacists’ Role in Naloxone Dispensing

Talking About Naloxone with Patients Prescribed Opioids 

Increase Naloxone Prescribing in Your Health System

Drug Basics

Source: https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/featured-topics/overdose-deaths-data.html


CHIME Opioid Action Center

710 Avis Drive, Suite 200
Ann Arbor, MI 48108


Phone: 1.734.665.0000


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