Always call 911 if there is an overdose

An opioid overdose can be reversed with the drug naloxone when given right away.

What is naloxone?
Naloxone is a medication designed to rapidly reverse an opioid overdose. It is an opioid antagonist—meaning that it binds to opioid receptors and can reverse and block the effects of other opioids. It can very quickly restore normal respiration to a person whose breathing has slowed or stopped as a result of overdosing with fentanyl, heroin, or prescription opioid pain medications. Naloxone is not effective in treating overdoses of methamphetamine or cocaine.

For more information on naloxone visit the Arizona Department of Health Services.

The next 10 minutes could help save someone's life.

Watch this video to learn how you can reverse an opioid overdose using naloxone. Are you ready to reverse an overdose?

Community Naloxone and Overdose Prevention Training

Shomari Jackson, with the South Mountain WORKS coalition, discusses the opioid overdose reversal drug naloxone and more during this brief training.

Learn the signs of an overdose and what to do to help someone experiencing an overdose. Discover how to use naloxone (Narcan), as well as the importance of the Good Samaritan law when reporting an overdose.

Community Distribution Sites for Naloxone