Naloxone (Narcan)

Increased Narcan distribution lead to increased Narcan administration - and lives saved - in Cayuga County

2020 2021 Narcan Distribution in Cayuga County
2020 2021 Narcan Administrations in Cayuga County

Get Trained - Get Free Narcan - Carry Narcan - Save Lives

Save a life with Narcan Nasal SprayNaloxone (Narcan) can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose and save someone’s life. Anyone can and should administer this nasal spray if they suspect any type of overdose. If no opioids were involved, Narcan will not harm the person, it just won’t have any effect. Since we know that many substances are now mixed with fentanyl, often without the user’s knowledge, it is even more important that people don’t use alone and have someone nearby who carries Narcan. 

Narcan can reverse the effects of the synthetic opioid fentanyl, but since it is 50-100 times stronger than heroin, even small amounts can lead to an overdose. It may require multiple doses of Narcan to revive a person, which makes it crucial to call 911 when you witness an overdose, even after you started administering Narcan. The Good Samaritan Law protects you when you call 911 when you see or experience a drug overdose.

Spurred by the social distancing and stay-home guidelines of COVID-19 that made in-person training very difficult, Healing Cayuga launched a convenient online training on the use of Narcan to reach people in all parts of our county and provide them with lifesaving Narcan to be able to respond to an opioid overdose emergency.

For in-person trainings, check our Narcan Training Events page for upcoming dates and locations.

Follow the steps below and receive a free Narcan kit in the mail

Provided by the registered Opioid Overdose Prevention Program of the Cayuga County Community Mental Health Center.

If you live outside of Cayuga County, please contact Next Distro for Narcan and other harm reduction supplies.

If you need Narcan immediately, call a local pharmacy for availability and inquire about the Narcan Co-payment Assistance Program (N-CAP).

If you have administered Narcan during an opioid overdose emergency, scroll down to Step 5 to report your Narcan use and request a new free Narcan kit.


Step 1 - Click on & Watch the Narcan Training Video below

Step 2 - Fill out the Request for Free Narcan

This service is available for Cayuga County residents only.

Step 3 - Receive Free Narcan Kit in the Mail

Allow 3 - 5 business days for shipping. If you need Narcan immediately, call a local pharmacy for availability and inquire about the Narcan Co-payment Assistance Program (N-CAP).

Step 4 - Carry Narcan & Use Narcan during Suspected Opioid Overdose

Store at room temperature 68°F to 77°F (20°C to 25°C). Do not freeze or expose to excessive heat above 104°F. Protect from light.

Step 5 - Fill out the Narcan Use Report and Request a New Narcan Kit  

Thank you for carrying and administering Narcan during an opioid overdose emergency! You have taken a crucial step in helping to save someone's life. New Narcan kits are mailed to Cayuga County residents only.