Washington State – Do you have Naloxone (a.k.a Narcan) in your first aid kit? This medication is given when an opioid overdose happens and can help save someone’s life.
Anyone who uses opioids, even if they are prescribed by a physician, or who has friends of family who do, should have Naloxone on hand just in case.
In Washington State, you can now order FREE naloxone kits by mail. The mail order program is meant for people who can’t easily go to a community organization or a pharmacy to get a kit. (If you work with a program that would like to request naloxone to distribute, check out the WA Dept of Health’s Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution Program.)
In Skagit County, you can get your Free Naloxone via the People’s Harm Reduction Alliance by clicking here. The form is also available in Spanish by clicking here.
This was originally Published by the University of Washington Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute.
Below is a video provided by the Washington State Department of Health on how to properly Administer Naloxone.