Opioid overdose is a medical emergency. Seek help immediately by calling 911.
NARCAN® for Groups
Free NARCAN® is now available for agencies, businesses and organizations in Wyoming.
NARCAN® is a potentially lifesaving prescription medication designed to help reverse the effects of an opioid overdose in minutes. The active ingredient in NARCAN®, naloxone hydrochloride, can quickly reverse an overdose by blocking the effects of opioids and restore normal breathing within 2 to 3 minutes in a person whose breath has slowed, or even stopped, as a result of opioid overdose. More than one dose of naloxone may be required when stronger opioids like fentanyl are involved.
This NARCAN® program provides free NARCAN® to agencies, businesses and organizations in Wyoming that may be in position to help individuals experiencing an opioid overdose. Approved orders will be shipped directly to you. Wyoming State Statutes §35-4-901 through 906, which became effective on July 1, 2017, expanded access to the opioid overdose antagonist medication Naloxone. This statute and Wyoming State Rules require that an entity prescribed an opiate antagonist is required to establish a drug overdose treatment policy that includes:
1) Designation for individuals to receive training and instructional materials on how to recognize and respond to an opiate related drug overdose.
2) Ensure that a person to whom an opiate antagonist has been administered receives additional medical care and a medical evaluation.
3) Submit a complete Naloxone Report Form to the Wyoming Department of Health electronically within 72 hours of the administration of the opiate antagonist at: Naloxone Administration Survey
To Order NARCAN®:
Before ordering, please ensure your agency, business or organization has completed all statutory and rule requirements (listed above) and have obtained a valid Wyoming prescription or standing order for the amount of NARCAN® being ordered. Any prescriber in Wyoming is eligible to provide a prescription or standing order for Naloxone, made out to your agency, business, or organization.
Submit the valid prescription/standing order and completed order form via email to both Truax Patient Services, LLC (firstname.lastname@example.org) and the Wyoming Department of Health (email@example.com).
Please note: the order form lists a price however, this is for internal purposes only. The quantity of NARCAN® ordered is free for your agency, business or organization.
If you have any questions or need more information please email Erica Mathews (firstname.lastname@example.org).
On March 29, 2023 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved NARCAN® for over-the-counter use. This webpage will be updated to reflect the change of removing the prescription or standing order requirement, upon completion of processes to make NARCAN® available over-the-counter.
Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is the use of medication, combined with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a whole patient approach to the treatment of substance use disorders including opioids.
Prevention in Wyoming