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Medications for Opioid Use Disorder
Find naloxone (NarcanÂ® or KloxxadoÂ®)
If you are a person who uses drugs or if you are around people who use drugs, please consider learning how to respond to an opioid overdose and carrying naloxone (intranasal brand names: NarcanÂ® or KloxxadoÂ®). Naloxone is a medication designed to reverse an opioid overdose. Call 911 in an emergency.
Naloxone is available in Kentucky pharmacies. Use this locator to find a pharmacy, community based organization, or health department in your area that provides naloxone distribution.
Did you know that Kentucky Medicaid, including all Managed Care Organizations, covers the life-saving medication naloxone (brand name Narcan®) with no co-pays?
Kentucky Medicaid, incluidas todas las organizaciones de atención administrada (MCO), cubre el medicamento que salva vidas naloxona (marca Narcan®).
Find Syringe Service Programs
Anonymous and free. Syringe Service Programs provide access to sterile needles and syringes free of cost, a place to dispose of used needles and syringes safely, and offer safer injection education. Syringe Service Programs in Kentucky also provide overdose prevention education and free naloxone (Narcan®), screening for infectious diseases, care and treatment for HIV and viral hepatitis, and linkage to health and treatment services.
Find Recovery Community Centers
Recovery Community Centers are free, non-profit centers offering support services such as mutual aid, peer support, employment and housing resources, and fellowship with others from the Recovery Community.
Learn more about overdose rates in your community
The Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center has built an interactive dashboard to provide county-level trends in overdose.
Become a buprenorphine-waivered practitioner.
Complete free training on the evidence-based prevention and treatment of OUD and chronic pain through the Providers Clinical Support System.
Learn about the use of medications for OUD in emergency departments
Learn about evidence-based practices for the treatment of stimulant use disorders
American Society of Addiction Medicine training resources
Visit the Kentucky Opioid Response Effortâs webpage for resources, education, and grants announcements
Naloxone Locator + Overdose Prevention Page Locations - Office of Drug Control Policy (ky.gov)
Angel Initiative Information Angel Initiative kentuckystatepolice.org
Casey's Law -- Casey's Law - Office of Drug Control Policy (ky.gov)
KIPRC Overdose Data to Action - Overdose Data to Action | KIPRC (uky.edu)
KIPRC Overdose Tackle Box - Drug Overdose Prevention Tackle Box.pdf (uky.edu)
Public Health SSPs - Syringe Exchange Programs - Cabinet for Health and Family Services (ky.gov)
Hope and Help Website - Welcome to Hope and Help - Hope and Help (ky.gov)