Access to Naloxone and Syringe Exchange

The resources provided on this page are for information and educational purposes and may not be a complete listing. There is no endorsement of one resource over another. 

Naloxone Kits

Wake County Human Services 

FREE Naloxone kits available while supplies last. 
Pharmacy: 10 Sunnybrook Road, Raleigh, NC.  
Pharmacy hours are currently as follows due to COVID-19:  

  • Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Closed for lunch 12:30–1:30 p.m.
     

Visitors are screened for fever and COVID-19 symptoms before entering the Public Health Center. 

North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition (NCHRC) 

FREE Naloxone kits available 
4024 Barrett Drive, Suite 101, Raleigh 27603 
Tuesdays and Thursdays: noon–4 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 NCHRC to prioritize people with a high risk for overdose. (If NCHRC is low on supplies, they will prioritize active injection drug users.) 

Naloxone Information and Resources  

Alliance for Action on Opioids 
Naloxone facts. 

Law Enforcement Naloxone Toolkit  
Contains resources from the Bureau of Justice Assistance that support law enforcement agencies in establishing a naloxone program 

Naloxone Saves NC  
Provides information to the public and pharmacies about naloxone and North Carolina's statewide standing order for naloxone. 

Make the Call NC
Explains the Good Samaritan Law/Naloxone Access law in North Carolina.  

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. 

North Carolina Harm Reduction's Community Based Overdose Prevention Project
Describes distribution of naloxone to prevent drug overdose, groups at risk who can get naloxone overdose prevention kits at no charge, North Carolina's 911 Good Samaritan/Naloxone access law related to drug overdose and pharmacies in North Carolina that sell naloxone. Also provides overdose prevention information and resources. 

Syringe Exchange

North Carolina Harm Reduction: What is Syringe Exchange?  
Describes what syringe exchange is, how it prevents the spread of HIV, hepatitis C and other diseases spread through blood and how it connects people to treatment and services. Also provides a list of legal syringe exchange sites in North Carolina

North Carolina Safer Syringe Initiative  
Provides information about syringe exchanges and NC law as well as resources for health care providers, law enforcement and testing and treatment programs. 

Do's and Don'ts with Safe Disposal of Needles and Sharps