Patients & Families
Why Carry Naloxone?
It will keep you, your family, friends, and pets safe. Carry with you the power to reverse an overdose and save a life.
Naloxone is a life-saving medication that helps save someone who has overdosed on opioids. It only works for opioids (see Overview: Types of Naloxone Dispensing Devices for list of opioids), but it is easy to use and causes no harm. The Naloxone How-to Videos page provide instructions and training for anyone to be able to administer naloxone.
If you or someone you know is in need of more naloxone, there is a standing order in Colorado for naloxone prescriptions. This means you can go to almost any pharmacy and receive naloxone without a prescription. For those pharmacies that might not be included, there are prescriptions in the resource section that can be printed. All you need to fill out is your name, address, date of birth, and the date.
Having naloxone on hand is essential because an overdose can happen to anyone. Invite your loved ones to view these resources and videos as well so they know how to use naloxone just in case.
In Colorado, Colorado Crisis Services offers support and counseling for those with a substance use disorder. Call 844-493-8255 or text TALK to 38255 to connect with help!
*All resources are free to use and be rebranded with acknowledgement of The Colorado Naloxone Project