Take Home Naloxone Program

  • Sherbourne Health Centre offers Naloxone in the form of a nasal spray. We provide training and Naloxone kits for FREE to current and former opioid users, their friends, and family. You do not have to be a client at Sherbourne or show ID to receive a Naloxone kit, everyone is welcome.

    What is Naloxone?

    Naloxone is a safe medication that reverses the effects of opioid overdose by blocking the effects of opioids in the brain.

    When administered by a spray into the nose, Naloxone takes between 2 – 5 minutes to work. Naloxone temporarily reverses the effects of opioids including heroin, fentanyl, morphine, methadone, codeine, oxycodone and many others.

    What to expect from training

    Training takes less than 20 minutes and provides you with information on preventing, recognizing, and responding to an overdose. Those trained will receive a kit with two doses of Naloxone and instructions to support administering the medication.

    Naloxone can be easily administered and is the most effective way to reverse an opioid overdose. Getting trained to use Naloxone gives you the skills to help save someone’s life in an overdose situation.

    Where to receive training

    Training and kits are offered at Sherbourne on a drop-in basis from 9 am – 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday. Please request a training at main reception on the first floor.