Free Narcan & Opioid/Fentanyl Safety Information
Please see the below information about obtaining FREE NARCAN, which can reverse an opioid overdose. If you or someone you know uses or plans on using opioids or any drugs at risk of being laced with fentanyl, you should carry Narcan on you or know where it’s located. It can SAVE A LIFE. See the instagram post (to the right) from Gauchos for Recovery to get more information about Narcan, Fentanyl, FREE Overdose Prevention Kits and more.
Do you know where the Narcan is?
For additional information on Naloxone (Narcan), Xylazine, Free Fentanyl Testing Strips, The Good Samaritan Law, The Alcohol & Drug Program, and more, please read Vice Chancellor Klawunn's Public Health Announcement below:
Do You Know Where the Narcan Is?
If you or someone you know is planning to use substances, you should carry Narcan on your or know where it is located. You can get it for free from Gauchos for Recovery.
What Is Narcan?
Narcan is an opioid overdose reversal medication. Opioids can slow or stop breathing. Narcan (which is the brand name for naloxone) works by blocking the effects of opiates on the brain and restoring breathing. It does not work with other drugs. It will not harm someone who has not taken opioids. You still need to call 911 after Narcan is taken.
If you or someone you know uses opioids or any type of drug at risk to be laces, it's important to carry Narcan on you at all times. Drugs may be laces or contaminated with fentanyl, a major cause of accidental overdoses. YOU CAN SAVE SOMEONE'S LIFE!
Fentanyl Test Strips
Fentanyl Test Strips are a tool to identify the presence of fentanyl in unregulated drugs. Fentanyl is an extremely potent drug that has been found in many different substances (such as cocaine, ecstasy, and other opioids), usually without the knowledge of the person using the substance. It is recommended that you test any substance you plan to consume to check for the presence of fentanyl.
Pick Up An Overdose Prevention Kit!
GFR peer interns have regular drop-in hours for pick up of Overdose Prevention Kits, which include both Narcan and Fentanyl Test Strips. We do not collect any identifying information when someone picks up a kit. We will train you how to use Narcan and test strips in 5 minutes or less.
We give one kit per person and cannot give out large quantities to individuals. We are available to do group trainings if you are interested in getting kits for members of your organization. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a group training.
Available at Embarcadero Hall Room 1105
- Monday 11-2:30, 4-5pm
- Tuesdays 3-5pm
- Wednesday 12:30-5pm
- Thursday 1-4:30pm
- Friday 9:30-4:30pm
- Saturday 10:30-12:30pm
Enter through the doors across from Caje.
GFR Overdose Prevention & Naloxone Webpage
For more thorough and complete information please visit the Gauchos for Recovery (GFR) web page on overdose prevention and naloxone.
You can find information here about other community resources that offer free Overdose Prevention Kits, the Good Samaritan Law, Signs of an Overdose, Instructions for using Naloxone and MORE!