Project Term: 18 months; Ended 2017
Grant Amount: $15,000
Naloxone is an injectable drug used to reverse the effects of opioid and is life-saving in the treatment of overdoses. This proposal will make naloxone available to opioid-addicted patients through Missoula’s needle exchange, and provide training for these individuals and family members on proper use. There is mounting evidence that this approach effectively prevents overdose deaths. Funding will be used to plan the program.