take home naloxone program
Sherbourne Health offers naloxone in the forms of nasal spray and injectables. 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 two to five minutes to work. Naloxone temporarily reverses the effects of opioids including heroin, fentanyl, morphine, methadone, codeine, oxycodone and many others.
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.
What to Expect from Training
Training takes less than 10 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. You are able to choose between injectables and nasal naloxone kits, depending on availability.
Where to Receive Training
Training and kits are offered at Sherbourne on a drop-in basis on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Kits are also available 24/7 in our outdoors harm reduction cabinet, located by the main entrance.
To request a training, visit our main reception on the first floor and ask to reach our STASH coordinator at extension 3317 or Hep C coordinator at extension 3318.