Naloxone is available to anyone who is at risk of opioid overdose — or knows someone who is. Opioids include prescription painkillers and heroin. Both can put people at risk of overdose. Learn more about how to prevent overdose.
As of December 2015, New Yorkers can access naloxone at participating pharmacies without a prescription. Find a participating pharmacy near you through our NYC Health Map or download a list of participating NYC pharmacies (PDF). You can also access naloxone, free of charge, through one of these community based programs.
Naloxone can be given as a nasal spray or as an intramuscular injection. There are currently two products available for each method:
Make sure you know how to use your naloxone product so that you are prepared to respond during an overdose event. Watch Prevent an Overdose [Español] [Русский], a helpful video on how to administer intranasal and intramuscular naloxone.
IMPORTANT: Tell others where your naloxone is stored and how to use it.
Each day, about 3 people die from a drug overdose. Stop Overdose, Carry Naloxone is the citywide campaign to raise awareness of these deaths and that New Yorkers can help save lives by carrying naloxone and having this life-saving medication in their homes.