What is Naloxone?

Naloxone, also called Narcan, is a miracle drug. It can bring someone dying of an overdose of a painkiller or heroin, back to life. It gives that person a second chance, to change behaviors or get help.

Oregon passed a naloxone bill in 2013 allowing lay people to carry naloxone to be used on others. With a prescription for naloxone, and a few minutes of training, you can be prepared to save the life of a loved one, a friend, or someone in need.

The drug can be injected, or sprayed into the nose. Watch the video to learn more. Ask your healthcare provider about naloxone if you believe you or someone you know may be at risk of an overdose. Naloxone saves lives. Learn more about naloxone here.

Currently all Medford Police officers are carrying naloxone in their patrol cars and we expect within a few months all law enforcement in Jackson County will be naloxone capable. Our hope is to get naloxone into the hands of all who might need it.

Naloxone Training Resources from Oregon Health Authority

Opiate overdose requiring lifesaving treatment occurs in a wide variety of settings and circumstances, creating a need for training a variety of overdose responders. In recognition of this need, Oregon law authorizes a wide range of organizations to provide training on lifesaving treatments for opiate overdose, including public health authorities and organizations and other appropriate entities that provide services to individuals who take opiates.
(This training protocol was developed in response to Oregon Laws 2013, Chapter 340.)

INJECTABLE Naloxone training video
NASAL Naloxone training video

More Educational Information

Video by the New York City Department of Health.

A community health worker demonstrates the proper use of Naloxone (Narcan™) to stop overdoses from heroin or other opioids. Also, hear from people whose lives were saved.