Learn to save a life with the YMCA Counseling Service’s Opioid Overdose
Prevention Program. This FREE will offer individuals training on
how to use to reverse the effects of opioid-related overdoses.
Naloxone (also known as Narcan) is an inhaled spray that reverses an
overdose from opioids, including heroin, morphine, oxycodone, and other
What is Naloxone?
Naloxone, also known as Narcan, is a safe medication that reverses the
effects of opioid overdoses, saving lives by helping the person to breathe
again. Naloxone has no effect if opioids are not present. It has no known
negative effects and is non-addictive, but may put an opioid-dependent
person in withdrawal. It usually takes effect within 2-8 minutes to restore
breathing and lasts for 30-90 minutes.
Trainings are available in a variety of settings within the community, as
well as at the South Shore and North Shore locations of the YMCA
Counseling Service to community members and program
receive a free Naloxone kit.
For all questions or to replace a used/expired kit, please contact the
YMCA Counseling Service at 718-948-3232. You can also return kits to
various local pharmacies, or calling NYC Well or via the Stop OD NYC
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