Get naloxone and safer use supplies

Everyone should have access to naloxone and safer use supplies to stay safe and healthy. Find out where to get supplies near you.
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Meet us in person

We can’t wait to see you! Meet with us in person to for naloxone, supplies, and to get tested for HIV and hepatitis C. Sometimes our schedule changes, so it’s a good idea to text us ahead of time, especially if you’re traveling far.

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Request free harm reduction supplies by mail

it’s important that our communities can access harm reduction supplies easily and with limited contact. Fill out our request form to get naloxone delivered to you anywhere in the state of Arizona.

Find free Naloxone near you

Naloxone FAQs

Naloxone (also known as Narcan) is an effective medication that has been used for 50 years to reverse an opioid overdose. Naloxone knocks the opioids off the opioid receptor sites in the brain, which restores a person’s breathing within seconds. Its only side effect is to induce immediate opioid withdrawal and eliminate the euphoric feeling of opioids, which can be extremely uncomfortable for someone who who recently consumed opioids. It has no effect on a person who has not recently consumed opioids.
They are the same thing! Naloxone is the generic name and Narcan is a brand of naloxone. Kind of like tissue vs. kleenex or bandage vs. band-aid.

There are several types of naloxone administration. The two types that Sonoran Prevention Works distributes the most are intramuscular and nasal.

Here’s a video that shows you how to use intramuscular (needle-and-vial) naloxone.

Here’s a video that shows you how to use nasal naloxone.

Naloxone carries an expiration date, but that doesn’t mean you should get rid of it. Research is showing that naloxone degrades very slowly and can still work many years after its expiration date. Check out the research compiled by our friends at NEXT Distro. If you would like to donate your expired naloxone to SPW, contact us.
Naloxone is legal to carry. Under A.R.S 36-2266 a pharmacist may legally dispense naloxone to anyone who is likely to witness an overdose. Under A.R.S. 36-2267, anyone administering naloxone in good faith is protected from a civil suit and is not liable for any damages.
Nope! Arizona has a standing order, which is basically a document that says any pharmacist can give anyone in Arizona naloxone without needing an individual prescription.

This happens when pharmacists aren’t aware of the standing order. Just show them the standing order and inform them that naloxone is legal to dispense to anyone under the standing order. You may need to ask for a supervisor if the pharmacist you are speaking with is unwilling to dispense it to you.

Yes! Naloxone has been tested at temperatures as high as 176 degrees Fahrenheit and as low as -4 degrees Fahrenheit. In the tests, there was no change in drug concentration when compared to naloxone stored at room temperature.

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