Naloxone Intramuscular Instructions
Naloxone Intranasal Instructions
"Getting people the comprehensive treatment and support they need to recover is crucial in reversing this trend," says Dr. Gordon, "In the meantime, there is a very important tool—Naloxone (Narcan)—that may help save someone's life so that they don't die of an overdose and never get the chance to get the help they need to recover from their addiction."
Dr. Andrea Kretzschmar, a psychiatrist in Butler Hospital's Alcohol and Drug Partial Hospital Program, adds, "Some believe that access to Naloxone will increase drug use because of a perceived safety net. This is not true. Research demonstrates that individuals who receive overdose education and Naloxone use drugs less."
To obtain a Naloxone (Narcan) kit in Rhode Island visit any Walgreens Pharmacy in Rhode Island:
If you are worried about someone abusing pain pills or heroin, go to your local Walgreens and ask for Naloxone. The pharmacist will instruct you how to use it.
If you are using heroin and/or other pain pills, be prepared with a Naloxone life-saving overdose response kit and teach someone else to use it.
Naloxone prescriptions are available at any Walgreens Pharmacy in Rhode Island. Walk in and ask to speak to the pharmacist and ask if the cost of a kit is covered by your health plan.
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