Naloxone and treatment
Take-home naloxone program
Naloxone can reverse an opioid overdose, including fentanyl. You donít need a prescription and itís free at more than 900 sites across Alberta.
- Learn more about Alberta' take-home naloxone program
- Find a naloxone kit near you
- Province expands naloxone program, adds treatment spaces NR: February 7, 2017
Help is available
If youíre concerned about your own or someone elseís drug use, call Health Link at 811 or the Addiction Help Line at 1-866-332-2322
- Read the overdose prevention kit brochure
- Read the recommendations from Albertaís Mental Health Review Committee
Expanding access to treatment for people who are struggling with opioid dependency is a priority for Alberta Health and our partners.
- There are currently 12 specialty clinics in Alberta that provide treatment to people with opioid dependency, including fentanyl.
Alberta Health and Alberta Health Services are working together to expand treatment options, including:
- opening new treatment clinics
- expanding access to support services such as counselling, and
- improving access to substitution therapy using methadone or suboxone.
To facilitate these efforts, Alberta Health recently provided a $3 million grant to Alberta Health Services to implement an opioid dependency expansion project.
Additional information and resources
Information for patients and families
- Information about fentanyl, and where to get naloxone kits & more
- Help Prevent Drug Use in Kids (Blog post)
- Talking to Your Kids About Drugs (Blog post)
- Talk to Your Kids About Drugs and Alcohol (Podcast)
- One Bad Pill: A Motherís Story of Her Tragic Loss (Blog post)