Naloxone is a medication that is injected to provide a partial or complete reversal of an opioid overdose. This medication can prevent death and respiratory depression associated with opioid overdose.
The program includes opioid overdose prevention education as well as training on the administration of naloxone. A free take home naloxone kit is provided to Nova Scotians at risk of an opioid overdose and those who are most likely to witness and respond to an opioid overdose. The aim is to prevent opioid overdoses and related death from occurring in Nova Scotian communities.
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