Naloxone/overdose prevention

Everyone can play a role in preventing overdose. People who actively use opioids, friends and family, first responders, and even community members can help prevent and stop overdose. Here’s how:

  • Know what overdose looks like and steps to take.
  • Help when you see someone who might be having an overdose. The Good Samaritan law in Massachusetts protects a person having an overdose and the people who help.
  • Get naloxone (also called Narcan®) and learn how to use it to stop an overdose.