Overdose Prevention – Naloxone Initiative
What is Naloxone?
Naloxone is a medication used to counter the effects of emergency opioid overdose.
Specifically, naloxone is used in opioid overdoses to allow an overdose victim to breathe normally. It is available for purchase at many pharmacy locations and for free at many community treatment organizations.
Naloxone is now also available at community locations for free.
Where to Find Naloxone Kits
Importance of Overdose Prevention
- Drug overdose is now the leading cause of injury death in the United States.
- Opioid analgesics, such as prescription pain medicine, account for about 80 percent of those deaths.
- Oklahoma ranks 5th highest in drug overdose deaths nationally.
- Naloxone is safe and effective.
First Responder and Public Training to Administer Naloxone
The Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services has initiated a training program related to Naloxone administration to counteract the effects of opioid overdose. Individuals who have attended training and received login identification, click here to access training forms and materials.
For images included in the Take as Prescribed campaign, click here.