Post-Overdose Care in the
Naloxone – Patient Facing
Naloxone is an opioid antagonist which means it displaces the opioid from opioid receptors in the brain, reversing the respiratory depression that occurs during an opioid overdose. Naloxone is safe, effective, and has no potential for abuse. Naloxone has been used by paramedics in ambulances and by emergency room clinicians since the 1960s. Naloxone is not a controlled substance, but it is a prescription medication. In Michigan, it can be dispensed by a Pharmacy without a prescription.
- Learn about the life-saving science behind naloxone – how naloxone works, where it can be purchased, barriers and facilitators to prescribing naloxone and much more.
Understanding Naloxone Administration in the Field
How to Talk About Naloxone
Locate Pharmacies Approved to Dispense Naloxone in Michigan
Naloxone Access & Overdose Good Samaritan Laws
- Access a detailed overview of characteristics of state naloxone access laws and state overdose Good Samaritan laws in the U.S.
Resources for Parents and Adolescents