Naloxone (Narcan)

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

One focal point of the HEALing Communities Study is to increase opioid overdose education and Narcan distribution in Cayuga County. Spurred by the social distancing and stay-home guidelines of COVID-19 that made in-person training very difficult, we launched a convenient online training on the use of Narcan to reach people in all parts of our county and provide them with life-saving Narcan to be able to respond to an opioid overdose emergency.

Follow the few steps below and receive a free Narcan kit in the mail, provided by the Cayuga County Community Mental Health Center, a registered opioid overdose prevention program.

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

If our team provided your organization or business with a wall-mounted box for opioid overdose emergencies and you need a new Narcan kit for it, go directly to Step 2 and fill out the request form. Simply put in your address, select 'wall-mounted box', and submit. If you need a Narcan replenishment for more than one box, you need to fill out multiple requests.

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.

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

Save a life with Narcan Nasal Spray

Life-saving, free Narcan distribution events 

Someone overdoses in Cayuga County almost every day. In 2021, about one-third of overdoses were suspected to involve opioids. Fatal overdoses almost always involve opioids, more than one substance, and the synthetic and very deadly opioid fentanyl.

The HEALing Cayuga team is ramping up efforts to distribute Narcan nasal spray through in-person events. 

Check back frequently for upcoming community Narcan training events:

  • Saturday and Sunday, July 30 and 31 @ Route 90 Sale 
    • Union Springs Fire Department 10-4
    • First Presbyterian Church of King Ferry 10-4
  • Monday, August 1
    • County Office Building in Auburn 10-4
  • Friday, August 5
    • Modern Market in Moravia 10-4
  • Saturday, August 20
    • Dunkin' on Genesee Street in Auburn 10-4

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 reverses the effects of 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.

The image below shows the lethal dose of each substance.

Heroin Fentanyl Carfentanil lethal doses

Heatmap depicting the density of 2021 overdoses in Cayuga County, where the progressive transition from white to red indicated a higher density of overdoses.

2020 Overdose Heatmap Cayuga County