How to get Naloxone (NARCAN)


Naloxone is administered when someone is showing signs of opioid overdose. The medication can be given by intranasal spray and by intramuscular injection. Like Epi-Pens or a first-aid kit component, having Naloxone readily available can be very helpful in a crisis. Naloxone is not a toxic drug and cannot be used to get high. Rescuing with Naloxone will not cause overdose, so when in doubt, use it.

Naloxone can very quickly restore normal respiration to a person whose breathing has slowed or stopped as a result of abusing heroin or prescription opioids, or accidentally ingesting too much pain medication. If we can act early when a person shows signs of an overdose, we can work quickly to help save a life.


The Northern Sierra Opioid Safety Coalition offers overdose rescue kits to anyone either at risk of an overdose or who knows someone at risk. This service is confidential and free.

Each kit includes:

  • Nasal Spray version of Naloxone (NARCAN). Each box has two doses of the nasal spray.
  • Prescription card allowing you to carry the kit.
  • Information on how to avoid an overdose and other harm reduction tips
  • Information on how to prevent HIV and Hepatitis C, and where to get tested.
  • CPR Face Shield for Rescue Breathing.

Overdose reversal kits are available at the following locations:


  • Plumas County Public Health (HAVEN vending machine or front desk)
    270 County Hospital Rd. Ste 206
    Quincy, CA 95971
  • Quincy Wellness Center (HAVEN vending machine)                                                                                                            455 Main St.
    Quincy CA, 95971
  • Portola Resource Center PCIRC (HAVEN vending machine)
    165 Ridge St.                                                                                                                                                              Portola, CA 96122                                                                                                                                                                             
  • Portola Wellness Center                                                                                                                                                  280 E. Sierra ave                                                                                                                                                      Portola, CA 96122
  • Chester Wellness Center (HAVEN vending machine)
    372 Main St. Chester, CA 96020


  • Family Resource Center
    315 Main Street
    Loyalton, CA 96118
  • Sierra Behavioral Health
    22 Maiden Lane
    Downieville, CA 95936


  • Modoc County Health Dept.
    441 N. Main
    Alturas, CA 96101
  • TEACH, Inc.
    112 E. 2nd St.
    Alturas, CA 96101
  • Warner Mountain Indian Health
    99 Bridge St.
    Fort Bidwell, CA 96122


  • Lassen Mental Health
    555 Hospital Ln.
    Susanville, CA 96130
  • Lassen Public Health
    1445 Paul Bunyan Rd.
    Susanville, CA 96130
  • Lassen AOD
    1410 Chestnut St.
    Susanville, CA 96130
  • Westwood Resource Center
    463-975 Birch St.
    Westwood, CA 96137
  • Ft. Sage Resource Center
    170 David S. Hall Ave.
    Herlong, CA 96113
  • Big Valley Resource Center
    125 Highway 229 East
    Beiber, CA 96009


Naloxone, also known as Narcan, is an opioid overdose reversal medication. It is available without a prescription and may be offered in nasal spray, injectable and auto-injectable forms. Friends, families and those at risk of opioid overdose should consider keeping naloxone on hand. 

 Adapted from Ventura County Behavioral Health /


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