OHIO CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE
Uninterrupted supply of Narcan.
Harm Reduction Ohio currently has an agreement with the state of Ohio to provide free, uninterrupted Narcan to Ohio residents who need it during the coronavirus shutdowns.
Our naloxone distribution program will return to its semi-restrictive roots — aimed at people who use drugs and those in direct contact with them — after concerns about COVID-19 reside.
What drugs in Ohio may contain fentanyl?
Heroin, cocaine, meth, Ecstasy and all other illegal drugs — except marijuana — may contain fentanyl and cause an opioid overdose. Prescription opiates — such as oxycodone, fentanyl, hydrocodone and morphine — may cause overdoses in high doses, too.
Who should order at this site?
Anyone who thinks there is a good chance they may be in a position to reverse an overdose? This includes family members, friends, co-workers, neighbor and service providers, especially those in contact with people who use drugs. A good rule of thumb: if you’ve ever witnessed an overdose, you should probably carry naloxone. If you’re in recovery from an opioid problem, you should carry naloxone.
Who should not order at this site?
If you don’t know anyone who you believe is at risk of an overdose and you’ve never seen one yourself, you probably should not order here. Naloxone, especially the popular Narcan nasal spray, is expensive and sometimes scarce. If you’re insured, a great option is to get Narcan from your local pharmacy. At most Ohio pharmacies — including CVS, Walgreens, Wal-mart and others — no prescription is needed (but your insurance will cover most of the cost.) A second option is to use the Ohio Department of Health’s Project DAWN program. You can find Project DAWN sites here and more information here.
Law enforcement agencies, fire departments and emergency service operations are not eligible to get naloxone under the grant that funds this program to supply laypersons. Other grants exist to support naloxone for governmental emergency responders. However, we will furnish naloxone to individual police officers who want to carry naloxone but work in agencies that decline to equip officers with naloxone.
A detailed explnanation of Harm Reduction Ohio’s naloxone program can be found here.
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