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Naloxone

Naloxone (Narcan®) is a safe medication that can save someone’s life by reversing the effects of an opioid overdose. It only works on opioids, such as heroin, prescription painkillers and fentanyl, but it is safe to use even if opioids are not present. Naloxone is available to anyone who wants it.

Find Naloxone

  • Contact any of these community-based programs (PDF) for free naloxone.
  • Use the NYC Health Map to find a participating pharmacy (including all Duane Reade, Walgreens, Rite Aid and CVS pharmacies) where naloxone can be purchased with insurance or out-of-pocket.
  • Check the list of participating pharmacies (PDF) which is updated monthly.

When contacting a pharmacy, ask to speak to the pharmacist about getting naloxone/Narcan®. The pharmacy may need to order the medication.

Upcoming Naloxone Trainings

Gotham Center, 42-09 28th Street, Long Island City, Queens

Tremont Neighborhood Health Action Center, 1826 Arthur Avenue, Bronx

The Tremont Neighborhood Health Action Center regularly holds trainings. Visit their training events page for dates and registration. For information on hosting a naloxone training at your organization in the Bronx, email Fernando Tirado at ftirado@health.nyc.gov.

Brooklyn Neighborhood Health Action Center, 485 Throop Avenue, Brooklyn

The Brooklyn Neighborhood Health Action Center regularly holds trainings. Visit their training events pages for dates and registration in Bushwick and Bed-Stuy. For information on hosting a naloxone training for your organization in the Brooklyn area, email mgarcia@health.nyc.gov or call (718) 637-5212.

Brooklyn Training Series

In partnership with the Brooklyn Borough President and the Brooklyn Public Library, the NYC Department of Health will offer five free overdose prevention and response trainings throughout Brooklyn in May. See the flyer for more information, including dates and locations.

Host a Naloxone Training for Your Organization or Community

Overdose Prevention Trainers can also come to your site to deliver training. If you have 15 or more people who would like to receive naloxone training, email naloxone@health.nyc.gov with the following details.

  • Where would you like the training (specific location)?
  • When would you like to host the training? If possible, provide three possible dates.
  • Who will receive the training? How many people do you hope to train?

Stop OD NYC App

New York City also has a mobile app, Stop OD NYC, which shows you how to recognize and prevent opioid overdoses, and where to find naloxone near you.

Additional Resources

  • Stop OD NYC mobile app
    Download: Android | iOS
  • Poster: Save a Life (PDF)
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  • Naloxone Patient Handout (PDF)
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  • Naloxone in Pharmacies: What You Need to Know (PDF)
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  • How to Distribute Naloxone at Your Agency (PDF)
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