The HERO system collects anonymous information on how naloxone is being used in Pima County. We are committed to your privacy. This survey is meant to collect data for each time naloxone is used. This data will help direct more resources to our community and increase awareness to end overdose deaths.

Carry Naloxone, Save a life!


iF YOU ARE USING ALONE, CALL 1-800-696-1996

Never Use Alone Inc has a 24/7 National Overdose Response Line for anyone in the United States. One of the operators will stay on the phone with you while you are using drugs. In the case of an overdose emergency, they will call emergency medical services to help increase your odds of survival. (Click here to read the FAQ)   

Need Naloxone?

Click the map to find naloxone community distribution sites near you for free. Local community partners and businesses have banded together to make naloxone more accessible! Please call places ahead of time, as supplies can be limited.

Naloxone is also available over the counter at any pharmacy.

What is Naloxone?

Naloxone is a life-saving medication that can reverse an opioid overdose. Naloxone can ONLY reverse an overdose caused by opioids, such as heroin, fentanyl, oxycodone, and other opioid prescription medications. Narcan® is the brand name for the intranasal spray, while naloxone is the generic.

While naloxone can reverse an opioid overdose, further medical care is still necessary as naloxone works for only 30 to 90 minutes. Since many opioids have varying potencies and can remain in the body for longer, additional doses of naloxone may be required. Call 911 immediately if you suspect an opioid overdose and monitor the person constantly until care arrives.

How to identify and reverse an opioid overdose

Signs of an opioid overdose:

o Extremely drowsy or unresponsive

o Breathing is slow or has stopped

o Loud snoring or gurgling sounds

o Discoloration of lips and nails (blue color)

o Cold or clammy skin

Pupils extremely small

using narcan to reverse an opioid overdose:

1. Call 911

2. Remove device from packaging and place the tip in the nostril. Do not test spray beforehand!

3. Press button firmly.

4. Check breathing.

5.  If they are not breathing: Provide CPR, if trained. Follow 911 directions over the phone.

6. If they are breathing:  Move the person to their left side in the recovery position.   

      The hand supports the head, and the knee stops the body from rolling onto stomach.

7. If the person doesn’t respond in 2 minutes: Return to step 2 and give second dose. If the person still doesn’t respond, give additional Narcan, if available.

Remember: Naloxone wears off in 30 to 90 minutes! Stay with the person until medical help arrives.

If you have any questions about the services above, please feel free to contact [email protected] or 520-724-7470.

Cómo Identificar y Revertir una Sobredosis por Opioides

¿Cómo sobredosis por opioides?

o Mucho sueño o no

o Respiración lenta o

o Ronquidos fuertes o
sonidos de gárgaras

o Descoloramiento de los labios y uñas (color azul)

o Piel helada o húmeda

o Pupilas extremamente

Cómo usar Narcan para revertir una sobredosis:

1. Llama al 911

2. Remueve el aparato de
la envoltura y pon la
punta en una fosa nasal. ¡No pongas el espray a prueba antes!

3. Presiona firmemente el botón.

4. Revisa la respiración.

5.  Si no está respirando: Da primeros auxilios si
estás capacitado, sigue las instrucciones del 911.

6. Si está respirando: Mueve a la persona hacia su izquierda en la posición de recuperación.  

    La mano apoya a la cabeza, la rodilla previene que el cuerpo se ponga boca abajo.

7. Si la persona no reacciona en 2 minutos: Repite el paso número 2 y administra una nueva dosis. Si la persona aún no reacciona, administra más Narcan si está disponible

REcuerda: ¡Los efectos de naloxona pasan entre 30 y 90 minutos! Quédate con la persona hasta que reciba atención médica.