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In 2017 there were 2,033 identified opioid overdose deaths in the state of Michigan (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.

 
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Online Trainings

Four overdose training videos from Grand Rapids Red Project specifically targeted toward community members, health centers, law enforcement, and recovery centers.

 
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grand rapids red project

The Grand Rapids Red Project (GRRP) is made up of community members who are passionate advocates and activists in the fight against HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, and accidental overdose. GRRP is NEXT Naloxone’s Michigan affiliate partner.

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michigan’s good samaritan law

Michigan’s Good Samaritan law prevents drug possession charges against those that seek medical assistance for an overdose in certain circumstances. This law makes saving lives the priority during a drug overdose, not criminal prosecutions of illegal drug users.

 
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Syringe exchange programs

Many Michigan Harm Reduction Programs provide syringe and naloxone access as well as referrals, case management, and health services. Use this interactive map to see what options are near you.

If you are a person who uses drugs in the state of Michigan and you are unable to access clean syringes through pharmacies, syringe exchange programs or online marketplaces like OTCwholesale.com, please reach out to NEXT for assistance.

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Drug Treatment options

MI Recovery is a simple, easy, and comprehensive resource for substance use treatment resources or recovery support. This service is specific to West Michigan.

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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.