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Arizona State

All Arizonans deserve access to the resources and support they need to stay safe. All Arizonans deserve access to naloxone. In 2016, legislation was passed that allows for any community member to obtain and carry naloxone. Arizonans do not need a prescription to access naloxone, there are resources available for those who cannot afford naloxone and for those living far away from any facility that distributes naloxone. This means we can all be lifesavers we can all play a part in reducing overdose deaths and keeping our community connected.

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.

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Pharmacy-based naloxone access

In Arizona, pharmacists can sell naloxone without a prescription. We suggest calling ahead to ask if your local pharmacy has it in stock and how much it may cost depending on your insurance coverage. You can also check GoodRX for coupons.

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community-based naloxone access

Use this locator from Sonoran Prevention Works to find a free community-based naloxone access near you.

 
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arizona resources

2-1-1 Arizona provides an excellent consolidated list of resources available by topic and county.

 
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arizona’s good samaritan law

If someone is experiencing a drug-related overdose, both the person who is overdosing and the person calling 911 has limited protection under Arizona law.

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sonoran prevention works

Sonoran Prevention Works (SPW) is a grassroots group working to reduce vulnerabilities faced by individuals and communities impacted by drug use in Arizona. Their website includes a host of resources, information, and organizing tools.

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harm reduction programs

Harm Reduction Programs provide sterile syringe access, naloxone provision, and many other health and support options. Contact the program closest to you for more information.

 
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community organizing

Sonoran Prevention Works hosts an Advocacy Action Center on their website. If you are interested in fighting for the rights of people who use drugs in Arizona, join their Health Advisory Committee.

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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.

Get Naloxone Mailed To You

If you need naloxone and cannot access it locally, you may qualify to have naloxone mailed to you.