Overdose Prevention and Naloxone

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On June 16, 2016, Governor David Ige signed Act 68 into law, which took steps to reduce opioid-related drug overdoses by increasing access to naloxone and other opioid antagonists.

Drug overdose is currently the leading cause of accidental death in the state of Hawai‘i. To address this important issue, the Department of Health partners with the Hawai’i Health & Harm Reduction Center (HHHRC) to educate the community on how to recognize the signs of overdose, prevent overdose, and treat someone experiencing an overdose.

 

Get Naloxone, the Overdose Reversal Medication

The medication Naloxone has been proven to stop the effects of opioid overdose and save lives, and it is now legal to carry by anyone in the state of Hawai‘i. If you have a prescription for an opioid medication, you can request a prescription for naloxone as well.

HHHRC provides Naloxone and training to any individuals who are interested in keeping their communities and loved ones safe from harm. The Naloxone program is free, anonymous, and available on the islands of O‘ahu, Kaua’i, Maui, and Hawai’i.  For more information, please call HHHRC’s Outreach & Overdose Prevention Program Manager at (808) 521-2437, ext. 273.

Request Trainings

HHHRC provides free trainings for social service providers, healthcare agencies, treatment centers, mental health specialists, law enforcement, and all other organizations that may need help within their agency to better understand and respond to the current opioid crisis. Training options include:

  • ​Overview of Opioids& Overdose Prevention and Response (can be tailored for small groups or agency level)
  • Reducing the Harms of Opioids: Opioids & Overdose Prevention and Response in Hawai‘i (CSAC CEUs available)
  • Capacity Building:  Integrating overdose prevention strategies into your agency’s policies

To request a training, please contact HHHRC’s Outreach & Overdose Prevention Program Manager at (808) 521-2437, ext. 273

Have More Questions?

For more information on naloxone and overdose prevention, go to https://www.hhhrc.org/overdose.