Naloxone is a medication that reverses the effects of opioid overdose, restoring breathing...
NAPLES — The Florida Department of Health in Collier County (DOH-Collier) is announcing the availability of Naloxone (Narcan) Nasal Spray Kits beginning Monday, November 14, 2022. These kits are at no cost for those who may be eligible. The lifesaving medication could reduce thousands of substance abuse deaths across the state. Kits consist of two Naloxone nasal sprays that can be administered without a health care professional present.
Naloxone is a medication that reverses the effects of opioid overdose, restoring breathing and consciousness within minutes of being administered. Naloxone can be administered by a non-healthcare professional before emergency assistance becomes available. It is not intended to substitute for professional medical care. Individuals should call 911 immediately when an opioid overdose is suspected.
Persons requesting a kit from DOH-Collier must meet the following eligibility.
• Must be 18 years old or older
Naloxone kits can be obtained at the DOH-Collier Naples and Immokalee sites:
• Naples: 3339 E. Tamiami Trail, Naples, 34112
No appointment is necessary, kits are free of charge, and no information will need to be provided. Those requesting kits will receive educational material, referrals, and connections for substance abuse intervention.