In Wake County, unintentional deaths from the misuse of opioids have increased 380% from 2012–2017, with synthetic opioids (fentanyl) contributing heavily to these numbers. Naloxone is a life-saving medication that can reverse an overdose from heroin or other opioids.
 

Access to Naloxone
Wake County Human Services
FREE Naloxone kits available for the uninsured
10 Sunnybrook Road, Raleigh 27610
Pharmacy Hours (no appointment necessary)
Monday–Wednesday: 8:30 a.m.–7 p.m.
Thursday–Friday: 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
 
North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition (NCHRC)
FREE Naloxone kits available
4024 Barrett Drive, Suite 101, Raleigh 27603
Tuesday and Thursday: 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
919-523-4303 – call or text for mobile and peer exchange
Free overdose rescue kits are only available to the following groups of people:
  • Active IV drug users
  • People on Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)
  • People who are formerly incarcerated with a history of opioid/opiate use
  • People engaged in sex work and/or people who identify as transgender.
While NCHRC would like to distribute free overdose rescue kits to everyone, the realities of a limited budget require our agency to prioritize people with a high risk for overdose.
(If NCHRC is low on supplies, they will prioritize active injection drug users)

North Carolina Good Samaritan/Naloxone Access Law
Describes how North Carolina law protects people who ask the police, 911 or EMS for help because they or someone else is having a drug overdose.