Naloxone Training & Dispensing

Naloxone Training & Dispensing
Fentanyl Test Strip Distribution

When people experience an opioid overdose, you can restore their breathing and save their life by giving naloxone.
Naloxone is a prescription medicine that is used to treat opioid overdoses; it safely and effectively reverses an opioid overdose.
You can get it from us without a prescription.

 

Fentanyl Test Strips

Fentanyl test strips (FTS) are a low-cost method of helping prevent drug overdoses and reducing harm.

FTS are small strips of paper that can detect the presence of fentanyl in all different kinds of drugs (cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, etc.) and drug forms (pills, powder, and injectables).

FTS provide people who use drugs and communities with important information about fentanyl in the illicit drug supply so they can take steps to reduce risk of overdose.

 

Symptoms Of An Overdose

An overdose happens when someone takes too much of an opioid.
How much is “too much” depends on the person and can change overtime. Signs of an opioid overdose include:

  • Loud snoring
  • Pale/grayish skin
  • A very limp body
  • Slow or stopped heartbeat
  • Lips or fingers turing blue
  • Unresponsiveness
  • Shallow, slow, or stopped breathing

Lower Your Risk Of Overdose

  • Keep naloxone readily available on you and at home. Talk with your healthcare provider or pharmacist about being prescribed naloxone (e.g., Narcan) if you or someone you know is at risk for an overdose. You can also check with your local health department or community-based organization to see if they distribute naloxone at no cost.
  • Avoid mixing drugs. Mixing multiple stimulants like methamphetamine and cocaine, depressants like opioids and alcohol, or a combination of both can cause harm and potentially death.6
  • Don’t rely on a previous source or experience. Knowing where your drugs come from doesn’t mean they’re safe. And even if you have used drugs before, your body could react differently every time.
  • Never use drugs alone. Make sure the people around you are aware when you have taken drugs in case they need to give you naloxone or call for emergency assistance.
  • Ask for help if you’re ready to get treatment for your addiction. Recovery from substance use disorders is possible—it’s okay to ask for help. You can find evidence-based treatment and service options near you by visiting findtreatment.gov or by calling the 24/7, National Helpline at 800-662-HELP (4357).

Naloxone Training

Naloxone is simple to use; almost anyone can administer it and prevent an overdose. Learn more by viewing the instructional video below:

How To Use Fentanyl Test Strips

Fentanyl test strips are also easy to use. View demonstration in the videos below:


Where To Get Naloxone /fentanyl Test Strips

Call or Email us to get naloxone and/or fentanyl test strips.
MyNKA USA is an authorized Overdose Response Program approved by the Maryland Department of Health authorized to provide overdose education and distribute naloxone in the community.
We will teach you how to use fentanyl test strips, recognize an opioid overdose and administer naloxone.

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