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Opioid overdose fatalities increase significantly in Alabama from 2016 to 2017 (cit.) If you are a person who uses drugs or if you are around people who use drugs, please consider learning how to respond to an opioid overdose and carrying naloxone (intranasal brand name: Narcan). Naloxone is a medication designed to reverse an opioid overdose. Opioids slow down the activity of the central nervous system. One effect of this is slowed or stopped breathing which could lead to death. Naloxone knocks the opioids out of the opioid receptors in the brain which allows the person who is experiencing an opioid overdose to begin breathing normally. We have a helpful FAQ and are constantly updating it with questions from our site visitors. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, let us know.


pharmacy-based naloxone access

All CVS pharmacies carry naloxone in Alabama, please call ahead to insure inventory and to assess your copay. Read more about how to access naloxone and download the naloxone client form by clicking the button below.


alabama good samaritan act

Alabamans administering naloxone in good faith will be granted immunity from a misdemeanor controlled substance offense if they provide their full name when reporting the incident and remain with the individual needing medical assistance until help arrives. The law does not grant immunity for any drug charges, probation violations, or parole violations. Possession of opiates is a Class C Felony in Alabama, which is not covered by the good Samaritan law.


alabama crisis hotlines

Various crisis hotlines and helplines for Alabamans.


harm reduction programs

Unfortunately, syringe exchange programs are not permitted in the state of Alabama and individuals are unable to purchase syringe in the pharmacy without a prescription.

If you are a person who uses drugs in Alabama you may be able to access clean syringes through online marketplaces like If not, please reach out to NEXT for assistance.


drug user organizing

The Urban Survivors Union is a national drug users union mobilizing against the war on drugs. Check out their wealth of resources including #reframetheblame a campaign against drug induced homicide laws.The

Get Naloxone Mailed To You

If you need Naloxone and cannot access it locally, you may place a request to get Naloxone mailed to you.