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Ontario Public Drug Programs


Naloxone is a drug that can temporarily reverse an opioid overdose. The following programs distribute naloxone kits free-of-charge:

  • Ontario Naloxone Program: Needle syringe programs and hepatitis C programs distribute nasal spray naloxone kits to clients, their friends and family, and newly released inmates.
  • Ontario Naloxone Program for Pharmacies: Participating Ontario pharmacies distribute injectable and nasal spray naloxone kits.
  • Provincial Correctional Facilities Take Home Naloxone Program: Inmates from participating provincial correctional facilities who are at risk of an opioid overdose are trained on how to use nasal spray naloxone and are given kits when they are released from custody.

Frequently asked questions

Learn more about naloxone kits with these FAQs for professionals.

Patient information

For patient-friendly information on the naloxone kits that the Ontario government funds, including who is eligible to receive a naloxone kit, please see Ontario.ca/OpioidOverdose.

For a searchable list of locations where Ontarians can get a naloxone kit, please visit our searchable database.

Downloadable poster

Download a free poster informing your clients or patients about the nearest place to get a naloxone kit.


Hear from front-line workers how naloxone kits have helped save lives



“I've used and given numerous naloxone kits out and the success stories just keep rolling in. They directly save lives!”
 — George Daoud, Hamilton Community Pharmacist

“Naloxone is a lifesaving drug that reverses the effects of an opioid overdose. It is incredibly effective — this is a drug that works. It saves lives.”
 — Jason Altenberg, Director of Programs and Services, South Riverdale Community Health Centre

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