Find naloxone near you in Minnesota by using the Naloxone Finder map. Naloxone is also distributed by Syringe Service Providers (SSP) across the state. Refer to the Minnesota Syringe Exchange Calendar to find SSPs near you and review the services they offer.
What is naloxone and how does it work?
Naloxone, also known as Narcan®, is a potentially lifesaving drug that can reverse an opioid overdose. It can be administered as an injection or nasal spray.
When a person administers naloxone during an opioid overdose, naloxone disables an opioid’s harmful effects to the brain, temporarily reversing an opioid overdose. It is only effective for an opioid overdose and is otherwise harmless. The effects of naloxone wear off after 30-45 minutes, so call 911 immediately.
Naloxone Mandate for Mandated Groups
In the 2023 legislative session, the Minnesota Legislature mandated the carrying of naloxone hydrochloride, an opiate or opioid antagonist that reverses opioid overdoses, to select groups in the state, expanding access to the medication as an intervention to prevent opioid overdose deaths in Minnesota.
The Naloxone Standing Order and Portal is now live.
In the event of a suspected overdose, administer naloxone every time, no matter what, and call 911 immediately.
Opioids, such as fentanyl, have increasingly been mixed with other non-opioid drugs including: xylazine, cocaine and methamphetamine. Although non-opioids do not respond directly to naloxone, the opioids that these substances are combined with will respond to naloxone.
Anyone who is or knows someone who is at risk of an opioid overdose whether that be your friend, a relative, or yourself.
It is legal to carry and administer naloxone. Additionally Minnesota has a Good Samaritan Law, also known as Steve’s Law, which protects someone who administers naloxone and calls 911 in good faith from prosecution, even if they are using drugs when the overdose occurs.
Carrying naloxone can save the life of a friend, loved one, or even a complete stranger. Just as you would carry an EpiPen for allergies, you can carry a naloxone kit that could save your life or someone else’s life in an emergency. It is important to note, however, that you cannot administer naloxone on yourself.
Watch the The Importance of Naloxone in Reversing Opioid Overdose video to learn about the signs of an opioid overdose, more about naloxone and an overview of how to administer it. Remember, this is not a training video but you can receive training at any of the locations that provide naloxone.
You can find naloxone at pharmacies, syringe service programs, and other harm reduction groups. All of these included on the Naloxone Finder map to find the nearest location. You can call or go to your preferred pharmacy and ask if they carry naloxone or Narcan®. If they do not, ask them to adopt a naloxone protocol. Check out our Naloxone Partners for more places to find naloxone.
Insurance coverage can vary based on type of carrier when purchasing at a pharmacy. Naloxone is available at no cost at syringe service programs and harm reduction organizations.
Statewide Community-based Organizations
As a part of the State Targeted Response (STR) Grants through Department of Human Services (DHS), organizations were awarded funds to provide Naloxone overdose training and kits free of charge. The following community-based organizations provide naloxone training and kits free of charge:
- Steve Rummler HOPE Network - Call 952-943-3937 or sign up for training from the Steve Rummler HOPE Network.
- Rural AIDS Action Network (RAAN) - Call 320-257-3036.
- Red Door Clinic - Call 612-543-5555.
- Indigenous Peoples Task Force - Call 612-870-1723.
- LSS StreetWorks Collaborative - Call 612-354-3345 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Resources for Education and Staff Training
- Resources for Staff, Student, and Parent Prevention
- Recovery Resources and Referral