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If you or someone you care about is using opioids legally or illegally, it is important to have a Naloxone kit. Naloxone or Narcan® is a drug that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. It is free of charge and available without a prescription.

For more information about Naloxone, how to respond to an overdose, or to find out where to get a free Naloxone kit visit

The Health Unit is committed to increasing access to harm reduction services to prevent opioid overdose-related deaths. The Ontario Naloxone Program (ONP), offered through the Health Unit, distributes Naloxone (a drug that can reverse the effects of opioids) to eligible community organizations to distribute to their clients who use opioids or are at risk of an opioid overdose, their friends and families. If you are interested in becoming an ONP partner and would like additional information please visit the community partners section of this website.

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