Narcan (naloxone) is available to the public at El Paso County Public Health locations while supplies last. Narcan is a medicine that rapidly reverses an opioid overdose. Narcan can quickly restore normal breathing to a person if their breathing has slowed or stopped because of an opioid overdose. But Narcan has no effect on someone who does not have opioids in their system, and it is not a treatment for opioid use disorder. Examples of opioids include heroin, fentanyl, oxycodone (OxyContin®), hydrocodone (Vicodin®), codeine, and morphine.
The Colorado Department of Health and Environment (CDPHE) provides free naloxone to local health departments and other eligible entities to reduce opioid-involved deaths.
How do I get Narcan at El Paso County Public Health?
Community members may pick up Narcan at any El Paso County Public Health location during normal business hours. Community organizations interested in Narcan may contact Maggie Youkhana at MaggieYoukhana@elpasoco.com.
Where can I learn more about how to use Narcan?
Multiple resources are available for those who want to learn more about Narcan.
Get Naloxone Now 20 Minute Training
This training is free and self-paced however, to receive a certificate of completion, there may be a $10 fee.
UCCS Opioid Overdose Response 60-Minute Training
A free training on Narcan and opioids.
Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Training
This organization provides free trainings throughout the state by request.
Additional refresher resource training: Opioid Overdose Basics Training Guide