Naloxone is a medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to prevent overdose by opioids such as heroin, morphine, and oxycodone. It blocks opioid receptor sites, reversing the toxic effects of the overdose. Naloxone is administered when a patient is showing signs of opioid overdose. The medication can be given by intranasal spray, intramuscular (into the muscle), subcutaneous (under the skin), or intravenous injection. Learn more about Naloxone.
How to Obtain
Mail-based naloxone services are now available for California residents. Mail-based services are specifically designed to support individuals who are unable or unwilling to access in-person services.
To qualify for mail-based naloxone distribution, you will need to view a training video, answer a short quiz, and provide enrollment information. The enrollment information is shared with our partners at HEPPAC who will mail you naloxone in a plain bubble mailer.