What is naloxone?
Naloxone, also known as narcan, is a temporary opioid overdose antidote that reverses the effects of opioids. It is not effective at treating overdoses related to benzodiazepines (such as Valium®, Xanax®, or Klonopin®) or other types of drugs (such as methamphetamine or cocaine). It cannot be abused, and giving naloxone to someone who is not overdosing on opioids will not hurt them. Naloxone is available in different versions, such as in a syringe or in a nasal spray.
Report an Overdose
The Wyoming Grant to Prevent Prescription Drug/Opioid Overdose-Related Deaths (PDO) has come to an end and we regret to inform you that, effective 8/28/21, we will no longer be able to provide free Narcan nor will we be able to provide reimbursements for the cost of purchasing opioid-related educational materials, safe storage units, and safe disposal methods. Wyoming did not receive another round of PDO funding and does not have other funding available to continue providing these services.
Where can I get trained to respond to an overdose?
Training first responders (firefighters, police officers, and EMTs) and bystanders (family, friends, and others) on recognizing and responding to an opioid overdose is essential. Anyone who uses heroin or opioid medication, especially those who have never used or have not used in a while, can be at risk of an overdose. Find out how you can save a life.
- EMTs – See the Office of Emergency Medical Services
- Law enforcement – Contact the Wyoming Association of Sheriffs and Chiefs of Police
- Other First Responders and Bystanders – Get free online training at https://www.getnaloxonenow.