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In 2017, there were over 400 identified opioid overdose deaths in the state of Louisiana (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

Naloxone is available at most pharmacies without a prescription. While you do not need a prescription and do not need to show your identification to buy it, many pharmacists are uneducated about the state laws. Call ahead to ensure availability and request information about your co-pay. If you don’t mind accessing naloxone with identification, there are low copays on Medicaid. GoodRX also has coupons available.

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louisiana’s good samaritan law

In the state of Louisiana, any person assisting in an overdose emergency can do so without fear or arrest due to possession of a dangerous substance. Louisiana’s law is limited, please click the button for more information.

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Via link support

VIA LINK provides information, referrals, training, and crisis intervention to people, organizations, and communities so they can help themselves and others.

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Louisiana drug user organizing

Trysterio has drug user organizing opportunities and volunteer options. If you are in the New Orleans Area and want to learn more about getting involved, click below.

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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 place a request to get naloxone mailed to you.