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Accidental opioid overdose fatality is the leading cause of death in Utah and above the national average; in 2017, 456 individuals lost their lives to opioid overdose at a rate of 15.5 per 100,000 (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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Find naloxone In utah

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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Utah Naloxone

Utah Naloxone is the leader in naloxone policy and distribution in Utah and runs the oldest mail-based naloxone organization in the country. Their website has training videos, background on layperson naloxone, an index of drug treatment providers, and information for prescribers. Utah Naloxone is the Utah program affiliate for NEXT Naloxone.

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Utah’s good samaritan law

In Utah, any person assisting in an overdose emergency can do so without fear or arrest due to possession of a dangerous substance. Utah’s Good Samaritan Law pertains to both the person seeking assistance and the person experiencing the drug overdose.

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crisis hotlines in utah

Utah’s Crisis Helpline is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You can utilize the helpline for information about naloxone access, drug treatment, suicide prevention, mental health resources, or just to talk.

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Utah Syringe access programs

Pharmacies in the state of Utah are authorized to sell syringes without a prescription. You can also look at a schedule of syringe services HERE. Syringe exchange programs have a menu of additional drug user health services available.

If you are a person who uses drugs in the state of Utah 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 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.