What Is Harm Reduction?
Harm reduction refers to a range of intentional practices and public health policies designed to lessen the negative social and/or physical consequences associated with various human behaviors, both legal and illegal.
What type of harm reduction does CRA provide?
The CRA center provides free access to Narcan/Harm Reduction bags and First Aid Kits.
What is Naloxone/Narcan?
Naloxone is a medication used to reverse or reduce the effects of opioids. It is used to counter decreased breathing in opioid overdose. Effects begin within two minutes when given intravenously, five minutes when injected into a muscle, and ten minutes as a nasal spray. Naloxone blocks the effects of opioids for 30 to 90 minutes.
CRA provides access to the nasal spray option of Naloxone.
What Can You Do?
Narcan is available for free throughout Northern Michigan.
Opioid overdoses can happen: