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The state of New Mexico ranks 17th for opioid-related overdose death in the United States. In 2017, there were 491 identified overdose deaths (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 to insure inventory and request information about your co-pay.

 
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new mexico resource guide

This wonderful location-based resource is searchable by the type of service you are interested in.

 
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a dose of reality

Comprehensive resource website focused on prevention, treatment, and recovery resources in New Mexico. A Dose of Reality also has information about how to become a Peer Educator.

 
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Maryland’s good samaritan law

Although New Mexico was the first state in the country to enact a Good Samaritan law to protect first responders to overdose incidents, the law is limited.

 
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new mexico hotlines & helplines

You can find a consolidated list of hotlines and helplines on the NMDOH website including crisis, treatment, and emergency numbers.

 
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NEW MEXICO DEPT. OF HEALTH

The Department of Health website provides a library of health information, news articles, and resources for individuals, providers, and law enforcement.

 
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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.