What is Naloxone
It's a medication that can reverse the effects of an overdose from opioids like heroin, morphine, fentanyl, carfentanil and codeine. Given as a nasal spray or an injection into a muscle, Naloxone is available without a prescription.
Naloxone Pilot Program
The City launched a one-year Naloxone Pilot Program to reduce the harm and deaths from opioid overdoses. The program provides public access to nasal naloxone spray kits that have been placed in select recreation facilities and libraries. You can find them inside the automatic external defibrillator storage cases. The signage on each case will help you quickly locate the kits.
You can find the kits at the following locations:
- Bonsor Recreation Complex
- Edmonds Community Centre
- Eileen Dailly Leisure Pool and Fitness Centre
- Cameron Recreation Centre
- Bob Prittie Metrotown Library
- McGill Library
- Tommy Douglas Library
- Cameron Library
We'll collect data on the use of the nasal naloxone kits during the pilot project. Once the pilot program ends, we'll evaluate the data and make recommendations on the program's future, including potential expansion.