Naloxone (pronounced na-LOX-own), also better known as Narcan is the medication that quickly reverses opioid overdose. Opioids include prescription pain medication like hydrocodone and oxycodone as well as heroin, morphine, fentanyl, methadone, and other opioids.

Opioid overdose deaths are preventable if naloxone is administered in time.

SAVE A LIFE FROM OVERDOSE WITH NALOXONE

Check in with us today if you or someone you know is at risk of opioid overdose, and staff will provide you with free kits, and brief training on how to administer this life saving medication.

Call (239) 691- 9555 or visit our office 2070 Carrell Rd, Suite B, Fort Myers.

Monday – Thursday 9:00am – 11:30am / 1:00pm – 3:30pm
Friday 9:00am – 11:00am

Florida law has provisions protecting overdose victims and anyone seeking or providing medical assistance from criminal prosecution and civil penalties.

“A person acting in good faith who seeks medical assistance for an individual experiencing a drug-related overdose may not be charged, prosecuted, or penalized for possession of a controlled substance if substance was obtained as a result of the person seeking medical assistance” — FS 893.21(1)

Florida law has provisions protecting overdose victims and anyone seeking or providing medical assistance from criminal prosecution and civil penalties.

“A person acting in good faith who seeks medical assistance for an individual experiencing a drug-related overdose may not be charged, prosecuted, or penalized for possession of a controlled substance if substance was obtained as a result of the person seeking medical assistance” — FS 893.21(1)

Recognize an Overdose

UNRESPONSIVE to shouting their name

BLUE OR GRAY skin and lips

CHOKING SOUNDS or snore-like gurgling noise

UNRESPONSIVE to sternal rub

SLOW OR SHALLOW BREATHING, or not breathing at all

What to Do

1 Try to wake the person

2 Call 911 immediately

3 Administer nasal Narcan

4 Check for breathing

5 Stay with the person until help arrives

Get Naloxone and Save a Life

FACT

Narcan only lasts 30 to 90 minutes, and once it wears off, individuals can be at risk for overdose again, so you must call 911 in addition to use.

If you or a loved one are struggling with addiction or a mental health condition, contact the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Helpline at 1-800-662-4357 for information on support and treatment facilities in your area.

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3487 Broadway Avenue, Fort Myers, FL 33901

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The McGregor Clinic, Inc.

3487 Broadway Avenue, Fort Myers, FL 33901

Phone: (239) 334-9555

Fax: (239) 334-2832

Get in touch

Messages are not encrypted and should not contain personally identifiable information