Naloxone Kits and Family Planning Supplies Available

Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey Counties’ food pantries in Yerington, Dayton and Silver Springs have family planning supplies, including condoms and pregnancy tests.

There are also free Naloxone kits available to anyone who asks for one at each pantry. Naloxone is a medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) designed to rapidly reverse opioid overdose. It is an opioid antagonist—meaning that it binds to opioid receptors and can reverse and block the effects of other opioids, such as heroin, morphine, and oxycodone. Administered when a patient is showing signs of opioid overdose, naloxone is a temporary treatment and its effects do not last long. Therefore, it is critical to obtain medical intervention as soon as possible after administering/receiving naloxone. More information from SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration):

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