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WV DII & Naloxone

Opioid Overdose Reversal with Naloxone (Narcan, Evzio)

Naloxone is a medication designed to rapidly reverse opioid overdose. It is an opioid antagonist—meaning that it binds to opioid receptors and can reverse and block the effects of other opioids. It can very quickly restore normal respiration to a person whose breathing has slowed or stopped as a result of overdosing with heroin or prescription opioid pain medications.

WV DII offers Naloxone training for anyone who would like to be prepared to help in the event of an opioid overdose. The training includes:

  • How to properly use Naloxone

  • How to recognize the symptoms of an overdose

  • Using Naloxone to reverse an overdose

  • A dose of Naloxone for use in an overdose situation


More information about Naloxone can be found at the links below:

Opioid Overdose Reversal

Medication-Assisted Treatment - Naloxone

Drug Safety Information

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