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NARCAN, or naloxone, is a life-saving nasal spray medication that can reverse an opioid overdose


These include heroin, fentanyl, and prescription opioid medications. Naloxone quickly reverses an overdose by blocking the effects of opioids. It can restore normal breathing within 2 to 3 minutes in a person whose breath has slowed, or even stopped, as a result of opioid overdose. 


More than one dose of naloxone may be required when stronger opioids like fentanyl are involved. Naloxone won’t harm someone if they’re overdosing on drugs other than opioids, so it’s always best to use it if you think someone is overdosing.

If you give someone naloxone, stay with them until emergency help arrives or for at least four hours to make sure their breathing returns to normal.

Through partnership with San Diego County


We now offer free NARCAN and Fentanyl Test Strips to anyone who walks through our doors during our hours of operation: Monday - Friday, 9AM - 6PM. We also offer free NARCAN training, virtual, or in person, for any community-based organization that's interested 

What is NARCAN

The North County LGBTQ Resource Center recognizes the lack of harm reduction supplies available to individuals residing in North County San Diego


As well as the negative impacts that this insufficiency has on our community as a whole. We believe that this partnership is a step closer in our efforts to not only increase public access to harm reduction supplies, but to destigmatize substance use disorders, as well as increase social acceptance and awareness regarding harm reduction. 

Whether or not you, or a loved one are exposed to substance usage, everyone should carry NARCAN because opioid overdoses can happen to anyone, from a child who got into some pills, to an elderly person who double dosed because they forgot they took their medicine in the morning 

Click Here for more detailed NARCAN Information.

“It has finally come the time when we follow the research and the years of experience around substance use disorder and begin to employ harm reduction practices at any level of support. This program is just our first step in the right direction,”  


Max Disposti

Executive Director of the North County LGBTQ Resource Center

Harm Reduction Supplies

Interested In NARCAN Training?

If you are interested in NARCAN training, or learning more about NARCAN usage, harm reduction, or our MAT (Medication-Assisted Treatment) Program, email Val Wood at 

For more information about the Center, call our front office at 760-994-1690, or stop by our office during hours of operation. 

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Additional Resorces

Educational Resources

For additional support and referrals related to Opioid use contact MAT Outreach Coordinator, Val Wood, or MAT Case Manager, Helen Pfalzer. You can also visit for resources outside of North San Diego County. 

Rise Above It - Resources
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