NARCAN Awareness Campaign

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EL Dorado Opioid Coalition partners with the Sierra Harm Reduction Coalition to create a NARCAN Awareness Campaign. 

 

The campaign was inspired by comprehensive research the coalition completed pinpointing distribution points of NARCAN in the county. 

 

We discovered that not enough stakeholders carry or distribute the device, and there was a general lack of education about the importance of NARCAN amongst community members. 

 

Scroll down this page to learn more about NARCAN and how you can acquire and administer the device.

About NARCAN:

NARCAN® Nasal Spray, the first nasal formulation of naloxone to be FDA approved for the treatment of known or suspected opioid overdose.

 

The device requires no assembly and is easy to use. Each kit comes with two (4mg) doses of naloxone. 

 

NARCAN® works to reverse the effects of opiates directly on the brain. NARCAN forces the opiate molecules off of the opioid receptors, reversing the effects of an overdose. 

 

NARCAN® Nasal Spray is not a substitute for emergency medical care. When you discover a person experiencing an overdose, immediately call 911 for help even if the person wakes up.

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How to Administer NARCAN:

Campaign Materials:

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Resources:

Suicide Prevention Hotline:

(800) 273-8255

El Dorado County Crisis Lines:

Western Slope: (530) 622-3345
Lake Tahoe: (530) 544-2219

If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts or actions reach out to one of the support lines

Help is there for those who need it