Naloxone Saves Lives

Overdose can happen at any time.

Naloxone is a non-addictive, life-saving medication. It can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose when used in time. It is easy to get and easy to use.

 If you or someone you care for uses opioids, carry naloxone. Know how to use it. Tell your family and friends what it is, where it is, and how to use it. It may save a life.

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Where can I get naloxone?

Without insurance

Naloxone is available for free to Lake County community members. Naloxone can be picked up from one of our locations, Monday through Friday, between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. If picking up a kit, head over to the location you selected in the request form and speak with reception. Each kit includes 2 boxes (4 doses) of Naloxone. 

For more information or for questions, email [email protected].

With insurance

  • Most insurance plans cover naloxone, including Medicaid and Medicare.
  • Ask your healthcare provider for a prescription.
  • Ask your local pharmacist. Some pharmacists can give naloxone without a prescription.

How to give naloxone

Narcan® Nasal Spray

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Step 1
Peel back the package to remove Narcan

narcan-step-2Step 2
Place the tip of the nozzle in either nostril until your fingers touch the base of the person’s nose. 
narcan-step-3Step 3
Press the plunger firmly to release the dose into the person’s nose. 

When to give naloxone

Suspect an opioid overdose if: 

  • Very sleepy or unresponsive 
  • Breathing is slow or stopped 
  • Pupils are tiny 
  • Lips or nails are blue or gray 
  • Skin feels cold or clammy 

Call 9-1-1 right away if you suspect an overdose

  • Administer naloxone
  • Try to keep the person awake and breathing
  • Lay the person on their side to prevent choking
  • Stay with the person until emergency assistance arrives

Narcan® Training Video

This webpage is for educational purposes only. For the use of naloxone, follow product instructions.