Naloxone is Narcan

Naloxone, also known as Narcan, is a medication that can reverse opioid overdoses and save lives. It works by acting fast in the brain, where opioids like heroin or pain medications attach. This action can quickly bring back normal breathing and consciousness to someone in an overdose. #SaveALifeWithNaloxone

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an overdose CAN affect elizabeth, nj anytime, anywhere.

The availability of NALOXONE is a pivotal turning point between despair and recovery. Picture having the power to swiftly and effectively reverse opioid overdoses when time is of the essence. The choice to include NALOXONE in your first-aid kit or carry it with you is a life-affirming commitment to save lives.

Who Can Benefit from Naloxone in Elizabeth, NJ?

Naloxone is a critical resource for our community. If you or someone you know in Elizabeth, NJ uses drugs or is prescribed opioids for pain management, having Naloxone at hand is critical. The circle of care doesn’t end there. Friends, family members, and caregivers play pivotal roles too. This safety net extends its reach, ensuring that our community stands united against overdoses. By having Naloxone ready, we transform everyday citizens into first responders, making our city a place where readiness can save lives and rewrite stories.

Getting Naloxone in Elizabeth

Discover the convenience of obtaining Naloxone in our community, available to anyone 14 years or older, completely free of charge, and with no insurance required. To promote safety and preparedness, we’ve partnered with pharmacies in Elizabeth, NJ, to ensure Naloxone is accessible to those who need it.

At these participating pharmacies, individuals can acquire Naloxone anonymously and at no cost. They will receive a package of 2 doses, 4mg intranasal spray without the need for identification or purchase. Our city proudly hosts a network of trusted pharmacies where you can find Naloxone, marked with a star on our Naloxone in Elizabeth map, making it easy to locate the nearest one.

We’re committed to expanding the availability of Naloxone throughout Elizabeth, NJ. Check this page frequently or subscribe to our mailing list to stay up to date as more pharmacies participate. Our mission is to ensure that you have the knowledge and tools to respond to opioid emergencies

recognizing an opioid overdose

Common Signs: Be aware of common signs of an opioid overdose, including

  • Unresponsiveness

  • Slow or erratic breathing

  • Extremely small pupils

  • Pale or clammy skin

  • Blue or grey lips/fingernails

  • Limp body

  • Gurgling/choking/snoring noises

steps to take before administering naloxone

  • Get Their Attention: Shout their name loudly to see if they respond.

  • Announce Narcan: Shout “I’m going to give you Narcan!” to inform them.

  • Sternal Rub: Try a sternum rub if there is still no response.

  • If the person is unresponsive or not breathing, administer Naloxone as directed.


Remember these important actions in case of a suspected overdose emergency.

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