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Overdose Prevention & Naloxone

Overdose Prevention

  1. If you use alone: download the Brave App or call NORS Overdose prevention Hotline 1-888-688-6677 for confidential, nonjudgmental support for you, whenever and wherever you use drugs.
  2. Try to avoid using alone. Tell someone before you use and leave the door unlocked so someone can check on you
  3. When using with someone else, make a plan, don’t use at the same time
  4. Know your tolerance. Start low, Go slow
  5. Don’t mix drugs
  6. Know the quality of the drugs
  7. Know your health and body
  8. Carry Naloxone

The National Overdose Response Service has a hotline that provides loving, confidential support for you whenever or you use drugs. If using alone, call NORS before you use drugs. You can connect with people who want to help you stay safe! 1-888-688-6677 or visit:

Revive Naloxone Program

The Revive program provides free Naloxone kits to eligible community members to help save the lives of people in an overdose situation.

Naloxone kits can be provided to anyone that:

  • Is currently using opioids
  • Have a history of opioid dependency or,
  • Is a family member or friend of someone who uses opioids

What is Naloxone?

Naloxone (Narcan) is a drug that reverses an opioid overdose. Naloxone doesn’t stay in the body very long and a person can overdose again so it is very important to call 911 for all overdoses.

Where Can I Get a Naloxone Kit?

You can get a Naloxone kit at any Smart Works location or select pharmacies.


5 Steps to Respond to an Opioid Overdose – English

5 Steps to Respond to an Opioid Overdose – French

Naloxone Training video

Naloxone Training Guide

Signs and Symptoms of Overdose – Ontario Harm Reduction Distribution Program

Naloxone Poster

Revive Referral Card

Contact Information

If you would like more information about our Harm Reduction program, you can email us at: [email protected] or call 1-800-660-5853 and ask for Harm Reduction.