Opioids & Naloxone
Take Home Naloxone Kits
Take Home Naloxone Kits are for individuals who are at risk of an opioid overdose and for their friends/family who might witness an overdose:
- Call 911 right away if you think that someone is having an overdose.
- Naloxone is a temporary medication that can save a life in the event of a fentanyl or other opioid overdose.
- Naloxone Kits are free and instruction is provided.
Find a Naloxone Kit near you:
- Call 811 and a Healthline nurse will provide you with a contact number and location
- Click on the map of Distribution Sites
- Click here for a list: http://www.health.gov.nl.ca/health/naloxonekits/
To learn more:
- Government of Canada information and resources
- Opioid Overdose and Naloxone, Information Sheet (pdf, 2018)
- Go to: www.bridgethegApp.ca
- Naloxone - 5 Steps to Save a Life
- Naloxone - Free Kits
- Naloxone - Signs of Overdose
- How to Give a Naloxone Injection Video (4 min, 25sec)
Treatment for Opioid Dependency
Help is available for you and your family if you are a youth or adult and have concerns related to opioid use or want help to reduce the physical, mental and emotional withdrawal symptoms.
For example, methadone or Suboxone may be a medication-assisted treatment option.
Please don’t hesitate to talk to your doctor or a mental health and addictions counsellor about the best options for you.
To find a physician or counsellor:
- Call 811 and a Healthline nurse will provide you with a contact number.
- Check out the BridgethegApp Service Directory at https://www.bridgethegapp.ca/
To learn more:
“Methadone Destigmatization”, video Canadian/Toronto Harm Reduction and CAMH