Phoenix libraries run out opioid reversal kits 2 weeks after program launch

Aug 30, 2023, 3:00 PM | Updated: 3:11 pm

NARCAN kit...

Kits with the lifesaving opioid overdose reversal medication, Naloxone, (also known as NARCAN), is now available for free at any Phoenix public library anonymously without providing an I.D. (Colton Krolak/KTAR News)

(Colton Krolak/KTAR News)

PHOENIX — Two weeks after Phoenix launched its program to provide free opioid overdose reversal medication Naloxone (Narcan) at its city library branches, supplies ran out of stock due to high demand.

The Arizona Department of Health Services said it will continue to restock libraries with Narcan kits as supplies allow.

The program was launched on Aug. 14 through the Office of Public Health and interest from the community has been an overwhelming success, according to ADHS.

Kits are made possible through opioid settlement dollars and the Arizona Department of Health Services Naloxone program.

Last year, $4 million in grant funding was awarded to combat the effects of the opioid crisis.

Where can I get free Narcan in Arizona?

ADHS said there will be periods when libraries will be out of stock. However, there are other sources you can obtain supplies including Sonoran Prevention Works and Terros Health.

The Substance Abuse Coalition Leaders of Arizona also has a database of Naloxone distribution sites around the state.

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

A map from the city of Phoenix shows the location where the Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix plans...

Angela Gonzales/Phoenix Business Journal

Catholic Newman Center planned at long-vacant Phoenix parcel near Grand Canyon University

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix has submitted a zoning application to build a church across the street from Grand Canyon University.

1 hour ago

(City of Buckeye Facebook Photo)...

Tom Kuebel

Buckeye celebrates groundbreaking of 444-unit residential community near downtown

Buckeye celebrated the groundbreaking of a 444-unit residential community near downtown.

11 hours ago

FILE - Democratic Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs delivers her State of the State address at the Arizona C...

Associated Press

Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs didn’t step down this week. So what happened?

Arizona’s governor was out of the state for a day this week, prompting false claims that she’d abruptly resigned or vanished entirely.

12 hours ago

Patrons are warned about the heat at the Desert Botanical Garden entrance, Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2023,...

Associated Press

Heat-related deaths continue to rise even as the calendar turns to October

Confirmed heat-associated deaths in Arizona’s most populous county continue rising even as the weather turns cooler.

13 hours ago

picture of end of roll of caution tape...

Tucson woman sentenced to 20 years after running woman over multiple times

Yvette Naomi Garcia was sentenced to 20 years in prison after she pleaded guilty to second-degree murder on Friday.

14 hours ago

(Trevor's Liquor photo)...

Wills Rice

Trevor’s Liquor to open 4th location in late 2024 at Paradise Valley Mall

Trevor's Liquor announced it will be opening its fourth location in late 2024 in the Paradise Valley Mall redevelopment.

15 hours ago

Sponsored Articles



Importance of AC maintenance after Arizona’s excruciating heat wave

An air conditioning unit in Phoenix is vital to living a comfortable life inside, away from triple-digit heat.



When most diets fail, re:vitalize makes a difference that shows

Staying healthy and losing weight are things many people in Arizona are conscious of, especially during the summer.



At Ability360, every day is Independence Day

With 100 different programs and services, more than 1,500 non-medically based home care staff, a world-renowned Sports & Fitness Center and over 15,000 people with disabilities served annually, across all ages and demographics, Ability360 is a nationwide leader in the disability community.

Phoenix libraries run out opioid reversal kits 2 weeks after program launch