When administered after an overdose, naloxone can counteract the life-threatening effects of opioid drugs and keep individuals who have overdosed alive until emergency medical help arrives.
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Naloxone At County Health Centers
The Health Department offers free naloxone kits to the Northern Kentucky community through its county health centers and during the syringe access exchange programs (see below). Kits will be available at the following days, times and locations.
- Tuesdays in Campbell County from 1 to 4 p.m. on Highrise Drive, which is off Churchill Drive at the intersection of North Grand Drive in Newport, Ky. Note: The syringe access exchange program is also offered during this time
- Wednesdays from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Grant County Health Center, 234 Barnes Road, Williamstown, Ky. 859.824.5074. Note: The syringe access exchange program is also offered during this time
- Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. during the syringe access exchange program operating in the parking lot of St. Elizabeth Healthcare in Covington, 1500 James Simpson Jr. Way, Covington, Ky. Note: The syringe access exchange program is also offered during this time
The kits include
- Two doses of nasal spray naloxone
- A pamphlet with directions on how to use naloxone
- Information about treatment resources including the Northern Kentucky Addiction Helpline (859-415-9280).
Before receiving a naloxone kit, individuals will receive a 10-to-15 minute training from a Health Department nurse.