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In 2017, there were 955 identified opioid overdose deaths in the state of Connecticut. (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.

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pharmacy-based naloxone access

Use this locator to find a pharmacy in your area that provides naloxone distribution. Each location includes the name of the pharmacy, hours of operation, and a phone number. Call ahead with your insurance details to request information about your co-pay.


have naloxone mailed to you

If you are a person who uses drugs, have been recently released from jail or prison, or if you are a friend, family member, or partner of of someone who may be at high-risk for an opioid overdose, you can have naloxone mailed to you at no cost.


harm reduction programs

Many Connecticut Harm Reduction Programs provide not only syringe and naloxone access but also referral, case management, and health services on site as well. Use this interactive map to see what options are near you.

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online naloxone pharmacy

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


greater hartford harm reduction coalition

The Greater Hartford Harm Reduction Coalition (GHHRC) is dedicated to promoting the dignity and wellbeing of individuals and communities impacted by drug use. GHHRC is the Connecticut affiliate of NEXT Naloxone.


connecticut’s good samaritan law

Connecticut has a limited Good Samaritan Law to protect people calling 911 in the case of an overdose emergency. Any person assisting in an overdose emergency can do so without fear or arrest due to drug or paraphernalia possession. Please read more for the law’s limitations.


Connecticut’s hotlines

Connecticut has several crisis hotlines that are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


drug treatment options

The Connecticut Addiction Services website was developed to help people in Connecticut get timely access to detox, residential addiction treatment and recovery house beds.


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.