Naloxone information for free kits and training
Written by Dr. Aamir Bharmal, Medical Health Officer, Public and Population Health

The provincial government recently expanded the Take Home Naloxone program. Find out how to access kits and training.

The provincial government recently expanded the Take Home Naloxone program, which provides people with naloxone kits and training on overdose recognition and response. Naloxone is a life-saving drug that reverses opioid overdoses. With this expansion, naloxone kits and training are now available at select community pharmacies throughout British Columbia. They are free to community members at risk of overdose and those likely to witness an overdose.

The list of pharmacies providing Take Home Naloxone kits and training to community members is available on the Toward the Heart website.

If you are interested in learning how to use naloxone or already have a kit and are looking for a refresher, you can take this quick online training from Toward the Heart.

Our FH Pulse naloxone page has more information, including:

  • a list of public, accessible Take Home Naloxone dispensing sites in Fraser Health
  • a course to become a Take Home Naloxone dispenser
  • administering naloxone in community settings
  • safety precautions when responding to a potential overdose

Take Home Naloxone kits are a key harm reduction measure in Fraser Health’s multi-pronged approach to combatting the overdose crisis. We continue to work with community and government partners to expand access and availability to naloxone kits and training.

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