In its ongoing effort to prevent overdose fatalities, the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) is offering free naloxone kits to residents.
Naloxone, also known by other brand names such as Narcan and Kloxxado, is a life-saving medication that can reverse an overdose of opioids such as heroin, fentanyl, and prescription opioid medications.
Those at an increased risk or those who know someone at an increased risk for opioid overdose are encouraged to carry naloxone and keep it at home.
#Naloxone is a life-saving medication that can reverse an overdose from opioids, including heroin, fentanyl and prescription opioid medications. You don’t need to visit a doctor to get a kit. We’ll mail prescription naloxone directly to you at no cost. See https://t.co/WuKcq9triu pic.twitter.com/h8ftiQVN7L
— MS Dept of Health (@msdh) August 15, 2023
One requesting a kit can click here. Those interested will be asked to complete a request form to receive a kit and to watch a short training video that is provided at the end of the process. Kits will be mailed to the address provided by the requester.
All information will be kept confidential. Responses will only be used to identify areas of need and to help MDHS to improve the services offered by its program.