Overdose Prevention and Naloxone

Learn the signs of an overdose and avoid using drugs alone. Carry a naloxone kit and learn the SAVE ME  steps – you could save a life by preventing an overdose death.

If you suspect an overdose, call 9-1-1 right away. The sooner you call the better the chance you have of saving a life. We are now protected by the new Canadian Good Samaritan law. People will not be arrested or charged for simple drug possession by police if they call 9-1-1 to save the life of someone who overdoses.

While you’re waiting for first responders to arrive, use a naloxone kit if you have one and follow the SAVE ME steps. Naloxone is an injectable medication that can prevent overdose and save lives. Take home naloxone kits are available from First Nations health centres and pharmacies at no cost for First Nations. No prescriptions are required.

Take home naloxone kits are available from pharmacies, provincial harm reduction sites and First Nations health centres. The kits are available at no cost for First Nations and no prescriptions are required. Find a harm reduction site, including First Nations locations, where you can pick up a naloxone kit here

Watch videos about overdose prevention and naloxone here



Find a harm reduction site that offers Naloxone training here.

Map of Canada's Supervised Consumption and Overdose Prevention Sites

Source: Health Canada