At Highlife Recovery, we believe in taking proactive steps to combat the opioid crisis. That's why our Narcan Education Initiative is at the forefront of our efforts to save lives and empower communities. We're committed to providing education and resources to equip individuals with the skills to respond effectively to opioid overdoses. Did you know you can get Free Narcan at any one of our Highlife Recovery offices? If you or a loved one are struggling with addiction, call 614-776-4646 to speak to one of our staff. Find our offices here: Highlife Recovery Locations
Get Free Narcan at Highlife Recovery
One of the cornerstones of our initiative is providing free Narcan at all of our office locations. We understand the importance of accessibility when it comes to lifesaving medication. That's why we've made it easy for anyone to obtain Narcan without barriers. To find the nearest Highlife Recovery office and access free Narcan, check out our locations map.
Understanding Narcan: A Basic Guide
Narcan, also known as naloxone, is a medication used to reverse opioid overdoses. Whether it's heroin, fentanyl, or prescription painkillers, Narcan can quickly restore normal breathing to someone experiencing an overdose. Here are the basic steps to administering Narcan:
Recognize the Signs of Overdose: Common symptoms include slow or shallow breathing, unresponsiveness, and pinpoint pupils. If you suspect an overdose, act quickly.
Call for Help: Dial 911 immediately. Time is of the essence in overdose situations.
Administer Narcan: Narcan can be administered through a nasal spray or injection. Follow the instructions provided with the Narcan kit. It's important to note that Narcan is safe to use and will not harm someone if opioids are not present in their system.
Monitor the Person: Stay with the individual and continue to provide support until help arrives. If necessary, administer additional doses of Narcan as instructed.
Narcan Education Video Demonstration
For a visual guide on how to use Narcan effectively, we recommend watching this informative video. This resource provides a step-by-step demonstration of Narcan administration, making it easy for anyone to learn.
Accessing Free Narcan in Ohio
In Ohio, access to Narcan is more accessible than ever. Through initiatives like Project DAWN (Deaths Avoided With Naloxone), individuals can obtain Narcan kits at no cost from various locations across the state. To find free Narcan locations near you, visit the Ohio Department of Health's website.
Other Narcan Providers:
Tiffin: Rigel Recovery Services 567-220-7018
Cbus / Grove City: Recover for Life 888-522-9174
Circleville: Pickaway Ct Public Health 740-477-9667
Together, We Can Make a Difference
Narcan education is a vital aspect of overdose prevention. By increasing awareness and access to Narcan, we can save lives and create safer communities. Join us in spreading the word and empowering others to take action against opioid overdoses. Together, we can make a difference.