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In 2017, there were 15.5 opioid overdose deaths per 100,000 Arkansas residents. (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.

NEXT Naloxone’s Arkansas affiliate is Central Arkansas Harm Reduction Project. CAHRP is a grassroots organization based in Little Rock that provides naloxone and other harm reduction supplies. Delivery may be available. Call or text the CAHRP hotline (501) 438-9158.

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pharmacy-based naloxone access

Pharmacists in Arkansas can prescribe naloxone over the counter. Typically it will be ready 24 hours following the prescription, please get your naloxone in advance. We suggest calling ahead with insurance information to learn co-pay details.


central arkansas harm reduction project

The Central Arkansas Harm Reduction Project is a Little Rock based organization that seeks to reduce harm faced by individuals and communities impacted by drug use and sex work in Arkansas.


Matt Adams Foundation

The Matt Adams Foundation distributes life saving naloxone opioid overdose reversal kits, and financial assistance for treatment programs while working to break down the stigma and encourage hope, healing and second chances.

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online naloxone pharmacy

Naloxone Exchange by Script Health is an online naloxone-specific pharmacy operating in the state of Arkansas. Naloxone Exchange provides intramuscular, intranasal, and auto-injector formulations of naloxone.


arkansas good samaritan law

Arkansas has two limited Good Samaritan Laws. One that protects people who administer naloxone to another person in good faith and another that gives immunity to people who call 911. Immunity from possession charges for drugs at the scene is provided, however this immunity is not extended to individuals on probation.

Arkansas Crisis Services

Arkansas crisis Center

The Arkansas Crisis Center serves all 75 counties in Arkansas.


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 place a request to get naloxone mailed to you.