Save a life from an opioid overdose…Learn how to administer NARCAN

NARCAN (or Naloxone) is a nasal spray medication that temporarily reduces the effects of an opioid overdose. It is the best way to give a person a second chance at life and recovery.

Signs of an opioid overdose include:

  • Being unconscious
  • Slow, labored, or stopped breathing (most critical)
  • Cold or clammy skin
  • Lips or fingernails turning blue or gray
  • Pinpointed pupils
  • Making snoring or gurgling sounds
  • A rigid body

Getting trained in the correct way to administer NARCAN is easy.

Watch this video about how to administer NARCAN (or Naloxone):

Request a Free NARCAN kit

Fill out the request form below and receive your NARCAN kit in the mail within 3-5 business days.
The kit will be mailed in an unmarked box to protect your privacy.  This is a New York State OASAS grant-funded distribution model.  Our network is restricted to kit distribution within New York State ONLY.  Additional resources are available at https://www.narcan.com/public-service-resources/

The NARCAN kit includes:

  • 2 Doses of NARCAN
  • A Rescue Breathing Mask
  • Gloves
  • Instructions

Information is strictly confidential and will only be shared with the provider that you select

  • Friends of Recovery of Delaware and Otsego Counties (FORDO)
  • BRiDGES of Madison County
  • Prevention Council of Hamilton, Fulton, and Montgomery
  • Catholic Charities of Herkimer County

Some important facts to know about carrying and administering NARCAN

  1. Anyone can give naloxone to a person who may be overdosing, even if you don’t know what they have overdosed on.
  2. Remember to first assess the scene for safety and make sure it’s free of needles.
  3. Put on gloves prior to administering NARCAN if you have them.
  4. Store at room temperature 68°F to 77°F (20°C to 25°C). Do not freeze or expose to excessive heat above 104°F. Protect from light.
  5. It can be used on pregnant women.
  6. It is safe to keep around children.
  7. You can get it from a pharmacy or local health department without a personal prescription, often for free. Be sure to inquire about the Narcan Co-payment Assistance Program (N-CAP)