LIHC - Naloxone Program
- 659 Dundas St, London, ON N5W 2Z1, Canada
- London, Ontario
Through THE NALOXONE PROGRAM, people who are at risk of opioid overdose or of witnessing an opioid overdose will be trained to administer naloxone. Naloxone is a medication which is used to temporarily reverse the effects of an overdose of opioid drugs. There is no other use for naloxone. Naloxone temporarily blocks opioids from binding to the receptors in the brain and body, thereby restoring breathing and preventing brain damage and death. In Middlesex-London, naloxone will be given by means of a nasal spray. A second dose of naloxone may be necessary within three to five minutes if the overdose is not reversed within that time frame. During an overdose, other life-saving measures are also very important, such as performing basic life support and calling 911. Emergency medical care is critical as the effects of the naloxone wear off in about 30 to 90 minutes and overdose symptoms may return.