Phoenix libraries run out opioid reversal kits 2 weeks after program launch
Aug 30, 2023, 3:00 PM | Updated: 3:11 pm
(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?
The Substance Abuse Coalition Leaders of Arizona also has a database of Naloxone distribution sites around the state.