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In 2017, there were 422 identified opioid overdose deaths in the state of Minnesota (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 Access

Use this locator to find a pharmacy in your area that provides naloxone distribution. Each location includes the name of the pharmacy, location, and a phone number. Call ahead to confirm inventory and ask information about the co-pay.

 
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Minnesota harm reduction

Use this map to access information about Minnesota’s harm reduction program network. Many groups provide mobile and delivery services within their county or multiple counties. Contact the program closest to you for more information.

 
Harm Reduction Sisters

Harm Reduction Sisters

Harm Reduction Sisters is a syringe access program located in Duluth. Harm Reduction Sisters is the program affiliate for NEXT Naloxone’s Minnesota distribution.

 
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indigenous people’s task force

IPTF has HIV services, syringe exchange, case management, and housing programs all rooted in indigenous ways of knowing and the values of inclusiveness and respect for diversity. IPTF is creating a vision of healing that will benefit all people and our mother earth.

 
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Steve’s law

Minnesota’s Good Samaritan law “Steve’s 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 people who use drugs.

 
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mental health minnesota

Mental Health Minnesota runs the state’s Warm Line which is a peer to peer support service available Monday through Saturday from 5pm to 10pm.

 

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.