Opiate Overdose Prevention

Where to get your opiate overdose kit

Overdose prevention kits containing Naloxone are available at no cost to Stark County residents. Naloxone is a medication that can reverse an overdose caused by an opioid drug (heroin or Rx pain medications). If you know someone using opiates, get a kit and be prepared to save a life.

Location
Address
Hours

Alliance

Family Empowerment Ministries Inc. 1150 E. State St Tuesdays 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Alliance City Health Department 537 E. Market St Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
CommQuest Services 1207 W. State St Suite F Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Canton

Emmanuel Tabernacle Family Worship 340 Belden Ave NE Wednesdays 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Mount Zion Church of God in Christ 1208 Sherrick Rd SE Tuesdays 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Community Drop In Center 1492 Cherry Ave SE Thursdays 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
CommQuest Services 625 Cleveland Ave NW Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
CommQuest Services 1341 Market Ave N Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Coleman Crisis Center 2421 13th St NW 24 hours / 7 days per week

Massillon

CommQuest Services ReCOR 1660 Nave Rd SE Monday – Friday 6:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
BrightView 3545 Lincoln Way E Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

By Mail

Stark County residents can get free Narcan by mail by visiting https://bit.ly/2KbdQNF

By Appointment

Naloxone kits at the Stark County Health Department are available by appointment. If interested, call (330) 451-1678.

Overdose kits

Opiate overdose kits reverse overdoses caused by an opioid drug like heroin or prescription pain medications. If you know someone using opiates, get a kit and be prepared to save a life. Who is at risk of opiate overdose?

risk-1Mixing Drugs Many overdoses occur when people mix heroin or prescription opioids with alcohol, benzodiazepines or antidepressants. Alcohol and benzodiazepines (such as Xanax®, Klonopin® and Valium®) are particularly dangerous because, like opioids, they affect an individual’s ability to breathe.

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Lowered Tolerance Tolerance is your body’s ability to process a drug. Tolerance changes over time, and, as a result, you may need more of a drug to feel its effects. However, tolerance can decrease rapidly when someone has taken a break from using a substance, whether intentionally (in treatment) or unintentionally (in jail or the hospital). Taking opioids after a period of not using can increase the risk of fatal overdose.

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Health Problems Your physical health impacts your body’s ability to manage opioids. Since opioids can impair your ability to breathe, if you have asthma or other breathing problems you are at a higher risk for an overdose. Individuals with liver or kidney disease or dysfunction, heart disease or HIV/AIDS are also at an increased risk of an overdose.

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Previous Overdose A person who has experienced a nonfatal overdose in the past has an increased risk of fatal overdose in the future.

Common opioids

Opioids include both heroin and prescription pain medications, including:

  • Hydrocodone (Lorcet® and Vicodin®)
  • Oxycodone (Percocet®)
  • Long-acting opioids (OxyContin®, MS Contin®, methadone)
  • Patches (fentynal)
  • Other brand name opioid pain medications include Opana ER®, Avinza® and Kadian®

Where to get your opiate overdose kit

Overdose prevention kits containing Naloxone are available at no cost to Stark County residents. Naloxone is a medication that can reverse an overdose caused by an opioid drug (heroin or Rx pain medications). If you know someone using opiates, get a kit and be prepared to save a life.


purchase a kit at a pharmacy:

Many pharmacies in Stark County dispense Naloxone without a prescription pursuant to OAC 4729-5-39. Click the button to download a PDF list.

Stark County pharmacies

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Ohio pharmacies


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