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Naloxone_Save_A_Life

Get Naloxone. Every life is worth saving.


[Every 25 minutes, someone dies from Rx drug overdose.]

Many overdose deaths could be prevented if family or friends around the victim were better equipped to help.

Aaron’s Law makes that possible.

Signed by Governor Pence in April 2015, Aaron’s Law puts Naloxone into the hands of those who can use it most effectively. Naloxone is an anti-overdose substance that counters the effects of dangerous opiate drugs, such as heroin. Aaron’s Law allows doctors to prescribe Naloxone to individuals who are able to administer it to an overdose victim. When someone’s life is on the line, every second counts.

Where can I get Naloxone?

You can get Naloxone through a prescription from your doctor or through a registered Naloxone Entity, which you can find on www.optin.in.gov.

Is Naloxone safe?

Yes, Naloxone is a very safe drug. It is not a controlled substance, and its only use is to reverse drug overdose. If you give Naloxone to someone who is not overdosing, it will have no effect. It is impossible to overdose on Naloxone.

How do I administer Naloxone?

Naloxone is available as an intramuscular injection similar to an Epipen. It is also available as a nasal spray, which is less expensive and just as effective. The following diagram shows how to administer Naloxone to an overdosing person.
How to use naloxone

Resources

Do you need more information about Naloxone or how to deal with drug addiction? Visit these links to find the resources you need:
www.overdose-lifeline.org
www.harmreduction.org
www.naloxoneinfo.org
www.bitterpill.IN.gov