Fentanyl Awareness Bulletin and Naloxone Locations

Fentanyl Awareness Bulletin

Naloxone kits are free and available to all at Healthy Communities Coalition’s food pantries in Silver Springs, Yerington and Dayton (locations and hours below). 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): https://www.samhsa.gov/medication-assisted-treatment/medications-counseling-related-conditions/naloxone

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