Naloxone (pronounced nal-ox-ohn) is a medication that reverses an opioid overdose. Naloxone works by restoring a person's ability to breathe. Common brand names for naloxone are Narcan and Evzio.
Signs of an Opioid Overdose
Infrequent, uneven, or stopped breathing
Blue-ish/grayish lips or fingernails
Unresponsive to pain
How Naloxone Works
Naloxone is a safe and effective medication that can reverse the effects of opioid overdose. It is usually sprayed into the nostril or injected into the leg. Overdose is caused by opioids blocking receptors in the brain that controls breathing. Naloxone blocks the opioids from the receptors. It works for 30-120 minutes. Naloxone helps the body to start breathing again.
How YOU Can Help
Don't run, call 911. If you witness someone experiencing an overdose, call 911 right away
Only take medication as prescribed
Store medications safely away from children and pets
Teach family and friends to use naloxone
Do not use alone or encourage others not to use alone
Learn how to respond to an opioid overdose & help save a life. Click the instructional videos below to begin learning
Visit www.overdoseACTION to learn more about the Naloxone Training course. Watch the set of videos below that trainers use.
How YOU Can Get Naloxone
Contact Recovery Advocacy Warriors: Recovery Advocacy Warriors, also known as RAW, is Monroe County's local Recovery Community Organization (RCO). RAW's mission is to reduce stigma surrounding substance use disorder and recovery by providing education and awareness to the Monroe community. RAW distributes Narcan Nasal Spray Kits (naloxone) by hosting pop-up events in the community and to individuals who contact RAW directly.
Visit a local pharmacy: House Bill 5326 (Public Act 383 2016) Allows pharmacists to dispense opioid antagonists without a prescription under a standing order from the state’s chief medical executive However, a prescription is still the most cost effective pending on your co-pay ($0-50). Without a prescription, $130-160 from pharmacy. A list of local pharmacies can be found below.
Carleton Drugs 201 Medical Center Dr. Carleton, MI 48117 734-654-6252 CVS Pharmacy 1249 Dexter St. Milan, MI 48160 734-439-3000 CVS Pharmacy 27000 N. Telegraph Rd. Flat Rock, MI 48134 734-782-2438 CVS Pharmacy 919 S. Monroe St. Monroe, MI 48161 734-384-9559 Dundee Family Pharmacy 115 Riley St. Dundee, MI 48131 734-823-5200 Foodtown Pharmacy 211 N. Telegraph Rd. Monroe, MI 48162 734-241-2046 Frenchtown Pharmacy 7505 Grafton Rd. Newport, MI 48166 734-872-2100 Genoa Healthcare 1003 S. Raisinville Rd. Monroe, MI 48161 734-636-1486 Kroger Pharmacy 571 E. Monroe St. Dundee, MI 48131 734-529-7684 Kroger Pharmacy 531 W. Main St. Milan, MI 48160 734-439-6856 Kroger Pharmacy 850 S. Monroe St. Monroe, MI 48161 734-457-1078 Kroger Pharmacy 3833 N. Dixie Hwy. Monroe, MI 48162 734-289-6310
Little Pharmacy 36 E. Main St. Milan, MI 48160 734-439-3900 Macomb Pharmacy 730 N. Macomb St. Monroe, MI 48162 734-240-4100 Walgreens 1285 N. Monroe St. Monroe, MI 48162 734-457-2336 Walgreens 23007 Telegraph Rd. Flat Rock, MI 48134 734-675-6663 Walgreens 484 S. Telegraph Monroe, MI 48161 734-240-2954 Walgreens 7420 Secor Rd. Lambertville, MI 48144 734-856-2083 Walgreens 100 Cabelas Blvd. E Dundee, MI 48131 734-529-5395 Yinger Pharmacy 1704 S. Custer Rd. Monroe, MI 48161 734-243-5451 Yinger Pharmacy 1036 N. Monroe St. Monroe, MI 48162 734-243-5451 Hometown Pharmacy 1144 N. Monroe St. Monroe, MI 48162 734-770-4567 Walmart Pharmacy 2150 N. Telegraph Rd. Monroe, MI 48162 734-242-2385