Opioid Overdose Deaths are Preventable.
Take ACTION to save lives.
Call 911, give naloxone, and do rescue breathing.
If you can’t access naloxone through the pharmacy, syringe exchange program, or by other means, check out mail-based distribution for low and no-access communities:
Take ACTION Resources
For easy to read PDF version of how to respond to overdose and opioid safety:
For naloxone training videos:
For naloxone administration:
If you would like to know more about how the brain is affected by addiction, watch “Addiction Neuroscience 101,” by Dr. Corey Waller
If you are a healthcare provider and would like to know more about co-prescribing and dispensing Naloxone, check out Prescribe to Prevent
To learn more about harm reduction and syringe access programs, check out Harm Reduction Coalition
In Michigan, you can obtain Naloxone in several ways:
Standing Order from State Registered Pharmacies
Click here for a list of pharmacies that participate:
You do NOT need a prescription. Just go to one of the State Registered Pharmacy (Usually CVS, Walgreens, Rite-Aid are on the list). Ask the pharmacist for naloxone. The pharmacist will generate a prescription using the standing order issued by State of Michigan Medical Director. You will then be asked to pay the co-pay pending on your insurance.
Typically the co-pay is as follows:
Medicaid: $0-$3 copay
Range $0-149 pending on your insurance
02. Agencies that distribute naloxone vials and Narcan nasal spray for FREE:
Find Syringe Service Programs near you
If you live in Washtenaw County, call Lemont Gore at UNIFIED to receive your naloxone:
OFFICE: 734 961-1078
Prescription from a physician, nurse practitioner, physician assistant
For free naloxone for High Schools, Colleges/Universities, and Public Libraries:
Contact ADAPT for Narcan Nasal Spray: https://www.narcan.com/partnerships
For free mail-based naloxone through the Red Project in partnership with NEXT NALOXONE:
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For medications for opioid use disorder in Washtenaw:
WHI: Opioid Project If you live in:
Livingston County, MI – (517) 546-4126
Monroe County, MI – (734) 243-7340
Lenawee County, MI – (517) 263-8905
For other counties in Michigan:
National Treatment Locator
Phone: 800-662-4357 (Help)
Support for Families
Families Against Narcotics (FAN) is a community-based program for those seeking recovery, those in recovery, family members affected by addiction and community supporters.