Accidental overdoses happen, both by people misusing illicit substances and people who are prescribed opioids. Our hope is that providing Narcan in such a convenient way at no cost will encourage all people, whether they personally use substances or not, to carry the life-saving drug.
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PreventEd and People’s Health Center have partnered to install 75 NaloxBoxes in two of the areas hit hardest by opioid overdoses in Eastern Missouri–St. Louis City and North St. Louis County. The boxes will be installed on walls, similar to defibrillator boxes, and each contain two doses of intra-nasal Narcan (naloxone), which can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.
Our Peers help clients in Franklin County engage with appropriate services for their needs and situation, including engaging with local community resources, connecting with treatment providers, and help enrolling in Medication-Assisted Treatment programs.
PreventEd’s Adult Assessment and Referral Program connects St. Louis area adults with the resources to make positive changes in their lives. PreventEd counselors work with clients to determine what means of support is most appropriate for their individual circumstances and situation.
Disposing of your old prescription medications is a simple way to help prevent drug misuse. The following locations will accept your old or unused over-the-counter and prescription medications. We encourage you to call the drop box location you intend to visit beforehand to ensure they are still accepting old medications.
67% of those who use heroin started by misusing prescription pain medications, often led there by curiosity and availability. You can help address the opioid crisis in our community by starting with your own medicine cabinet. Click “Learn More” for tips for how to safely dispose of prescription medications.
Opioids are a class of drugs that include prescriptions like Percocet and Oxycontin, as well as illegal substances like heroin or fentanyl. When misused, opioids are very dangerous. With greater understanding, we can reduce the likelihood of fatal overdoses and save lives.
PreventEd offers OEND training free of charge. Interested?
Are you concerned about your drug usage? Take this brief self-test to figure out whether or not you should be.