About 80% of overdose deaths each year occur inside a home.
Naloxone is a life-saving medication that can reverse an overdose of opioids, including heroin, fentanyl, and prescription opioid medications—when given in time. Carrying naloxone and using it on someone who is overdosing on opioids could immediately help save a life.
Those considered at high risk can request a free Naxolone kit while supplies last: http://ow.ly/gtF550LyI1q
In addition, naloxone can be purchased at Georgia pharmacies without a prescription. Not all pharmacies carry naloxone, so call ahead to see if your pharmacy stocks it.
The purpose of District 4 Public Health’s Opioid Community Needs Assessment Survey is to assess District 4 residents’ current knowledge, perceptions, and concerns as it relates to opioid/substance use disorder and the resources available within their respective county. The survey will also be used to determine key areas where more health education and promotion are needed in our communities.
All the information below can be found at DPH
Preventing and Responding to an Overdose:
Signs of an Overdose:
Steps to take if you suspect a drug overdose:
Learn how to administer Naloxone .
Naloxone Fact Sheet: file:///C:/Users/dabilakovic/Downloads/naloxone_fact_sheet_1-16-20njn.pdf
Additional Naloxone Resources:
Harm Reduction in Georgia:
Harm Reduction Organizations serving Georgia*:
* This list may not represent all available organizations and will be updated as more information is available.
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