The NaloxBox Initiative’s mission is to improve the capacity of bystander rescuers to save the lives of victims of opioid overdose with overdose response tools, including naloxone. Lawrence County Drug & Alcohol began this initiative in April 2022. To date, we have installed over 55 Naloxboxes throughout Lawrence County, including businesses, churches, schools, and colleges.
If you would like to participate in the NaloxBox Initiative and place a box, or multiple boxes, at your business or organization, please click here and fill out the short form that follows. A representative from Lawrence County Drug and Alcohol will follow up with you.
Since the NaloxBox Initiative began in April of 2022 we have installed over 55 boxes in Lawrence County. This map shows where NaloxBoxes have been installed. We are always looking to add more locations so contact us today!
If you have any questions on the program, please contact Carrie Meier, CRS at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Naloxone is a medication that is used to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. Opioids are drugs that can cause respiratory depression, which can lead to coma or death. Naloxone works by binding to the same receptors in the brain that opioids bind to, blocking their effects and reversing the respiratory depression.
Naloxone is commonly used by emergency medical services, hospitals, and law enforcement agencies to quickly and effectively treat opioid overdoses. It is usually administered as a nasal spray and can rapidly restore normal breathing within minutes.
Naloxone is safe and has few side effects when administered properly.