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.

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


Expanding access to treatment for people who are struggling with opioid dependency is a priority for Alberta Health and our partners.

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 for teachers and parents

Information and resources for health care professionals