Naloxone Saves Lives Naloxone is an emergency medication that can reverse the effects of an overdose of opioids like heroin or methadone. What is naloxone? Naloxone is a drug that can reverse the effects of opioids, such as heroin, methadone, opium, codeine, morphine, and buprenorphine. A naloxone dose can even save someone’s life if it’s used quickly after they’ve overdosed on opioids and before emergency help arrives. The effects of naloxone don’t last very long, so it’s important to always call 999 and ask for emergency help when you use it. Medical professionals have been using naloxone in emergencies for many years. We want to make sure that anyone who needs it has it to hand and knows how to use it. Get a free naloxone kit and training If you’d like a naloxone kit, visit or get in touch with your local service. A trained member of staff will give you a kit, and teach you how to prevent and manage opioid overdoses. Naloxone training can take as little as 10 minutes. Anyone can use naloxone in an emergency. You don’t need to be a doctor or medical professional. We give kits to anyone who could use it to save a life, for example, if you use opiate drugs or if someone you know does. Carrying naloxone and knowing how to use it could help you to save a life. If you use your kit, or if it is lost, damaged or out of date, we’ll be happy to give you a new one.   Essex Take home Naloxone – community pharmacy project ’ –   Open Road launched it take home Naloxone service on the 1st September 2022 with 6 pharmacies trialling the pilot across Essex  – we now have 11 pharmacies participating  in the service;

  1. Prescriptions2You – Clacton on Sea
  2. Allcures Pharmacy – Basildon SS16 4QW
  3. Tesco pharmacy – Highwoods, Colchester CO4 9ED
  4. Avicenna Pharmacy – Wickford SS12 0AN
  5. Ongar Rd Pharmacy – Brentwood CM15 9DZ
  6. Queen Street Pharmacy – Colchester CO1 2PJ
  7. Rowlands Pharmacy- Jaywick
  8. Rowlands Pharmacy-Clacton
  9. Allcures Pharmacy-Basildon-Whitmore Way
  10. Safedale Pharmacy also known as Asvacare-Buckhurst Hill
  11. Boots – Chelmsford-Chelmer Village
  12. Boots – 43 High Chelmer, Chelmsford, CM1 1DD
  13. Boots – Tamarisk Way, Colchester, CO4 3GW
  14. Boots – Unit B2, Chelmer Village Retail Park, Chelmsford, CM2 6XE
  15. Boots  – 133 Sunrise Avenue, Chelmsford, CM1 4JW
  16. Boots  – 54 High Street, Maldon, CM9 5PN
  17. Boots – 69-71 High Street, Halstead, CO9 2JD
  18. Boots – 7 George Yard, Braintree, CM7 1RB
  19. Boots – 224-226 High Street, Dovercourt, CO12 3AJ
  20. Boots – 25 Town Square, Basildon, SS14 1BA
  21. Boots – 33-37 Furtherwick Road, SS8 7AG
  22. Boots – 9 North House, Harlow, CM18 6PA
  23. Boots – 2-4 West Parade, Colchester, CO3 4PG
  24. Boots – 11 Vine Parade, Wivenhoe, Colchester, CO7 9HA
  25. Boots – 52 Victoria Place, Brightlingsea, Colchester CO7 0AB
  26. Boots – 64-66 High Street, Billericay, CM 12 9BS

You can also get Naloxone from any one of our treatment centres.

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