When: Monday–Friday during normal Clinic hours
Where: Health & Hope Clinic
Who: Everyone welcome. No appointment needed.
Health & Hope Clinic is an official Narcan® distribution site. Narcan is the brand name of the medication Naloxone. It is a life-saving nose spray that can rapidly reverse the effects of an opioid overdose and can easily be administered by anyone with some basic training.
We distribute Narcan FREE and you do not have to be a patient at Health & Hope Clinic to get it from us. Monday through Friday during normal Clinic hours, we distribute Narcan and train how to safely administer it. Help save a life in our community. Visit us to learn more about Narcan.
Health and Hope’s free Narcan distribution program is made entirely possible by a generous grant from the Pensacola Bay Area Impact 100.
Florida law has provisions protecting overdose victims and anyone seeking or providing medical assistance from criminal prosecution and civil penalties.
Try to wake the person
Call 911 immediately
Administer nasal Narcan
Check for breathing
Stay with the person until help arrives
“A person acting in good faith who seeks medical assistance for an individual experiencing a drug-related overdose may not be charged, prosecuted, or penalized for possession of a controlled substance if substance was obtained as a result of the person seeking medical assistance” — FS 893.21(1)
Narcan only lasts 30–90 minutes, and once it wears off, individuals can be at risk of overdose again, so you must always call 911 in addition to use.
Medication-assisted treatment may help reduce the risk of an overdose, minimize withdrawal symptoms, and improve outcomes for recovery. For more information on treatment options, please visit: iSaveFL.com/GetHelp.
An opioid overdose happens when the body has been overloaded with either a medication or an illicit drug. Because they affect the part of the brain that controls breathing, if opioid levels in your blood are too high, your breathing can slow down to dangerous levels, which could even cause death.
If you care for someone who’s been prescribed opioids, you may be worried about your loved one’s risk for overdose as well as the potential for dependency and addiction. Often, people taking opioids to manage their pain are unaware of the potential adverse reactions.
Opioids are prescription medicines that can be used to treat pain. Opioids work by attaching to structures in your brain called “receptors” and send signals that block pain, slow breathing, and calm the body down. Examples of opioids are morphine, codeine, oxycodone, oxycodone + acetaminophen, and hydrocodone + acetaminophen.
There are many reasons for opioid overdose emergencies, but most often they happen accidentally and at home. It is important to know that opioid overdose emergencies can occur at any time even when opioids are used as directed, especially at higher doses and when taken with other sedating substances.
Each day, more than 1,000 people are treated in emergency departments for opioid overdose emergencies. Are you prepared?Anyone exposed to prescription or illegal opioids should be aware of risk factors that may lead to an accidental, life-threatening opioid overdose.
The bottom line is that anyone who uses opioids for long-term chronic pain as well as use illicit opioids or misuse prescription opioids are at risk for an overdose. But rescue is within reach—because you can help reverse an opioid overdose with Narcan Nasal Spray.
Health & Hope Clinic is located across the parking lot from Olive Baptist Church, on the campus of Ministry Village at Olive.
1718 East Olive Road
Pensacola, Florida 32514
Clinic Hours by appointment only.
Monday: 8:30 a.m.–Noon
Tuesday: 8:30 a.m.–Noon, 5 p.m.–8 p.m
Wednesday: 8:30 a.m.–Noon
Thursday: 8:30 a.m.–Noon, 5 p.m.–8 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m.–Noon
Saturday & Sunday: Closed