NARCAN is a safe, effective way to reverse the effects of an opioid-related overdose and can be administered by anyone (non-medical professionals). Opioids include oxycodone (OxyContin®), hydrocodone (Vicodin®), codeine, and morphine (MS Contin®)—all available legally by prescription—as well as fentanyl, which is available legally by prescription, but often made and distributed illegally. Heroin is an illegal opioid. The harms of opioid misuse, like an overdose, can impact any family. Friends and loved ones of persons using drugs are encouraged to have NARCAN on hand. NARCAN can save lives.
Each kit includes two doses of inter-nasal NARCAN, Fentanyl test strips, CPR mask and educational materials on how to recognize an overdose and the steps to stop and prevent overdose. Kits also include information on how people can get help for substance abuse problems
If you would like to pick up a FREE NARCAN kit, visit the Public Health office at 421 Nebraska Street or if you have questions, please call 920-746-2234.