Opioid overdose is now the leading cause of accidental death in New York City and in the United States, surpassing even motor vehicle accidents. Overdose deaths are preventable, and, with naloxone, you can save a life.
Naloxone (also known as Narcan) is a medication that reverses overdoses from opioids such as heroin and prescription painkillers.
Naloxone is available to anyone who is at risk of opioid overdose — or knows someone who is. Opioids include prescription painkillers and heroin. Both can put people at risk of overdose. Ask your Brightpoint medical provider for naloxone. They may be able to provide you with the medication at your appointment, or give you a prescription to fill at your pharmacy.
If you are not a Brightpoint patient, call 311 or click here to find a location near you to get naloxone.