A post in the form of text exchange. Friend 1 types "Did you know that May and June were the deadliest for opioid overdoses in Manitoba?". Friend 2 replies "Yesh, I wish I had Narcan or a Naloxone kit with me..." Friend 1 replies "Why don't you have one yet?"

Naloxone: barriers to access – a short survey

Central Neighbourhoods Winnipeg is conducting a short, anonymous survey on the accessibility of Naloxone for both organizations and community members.  Overdose in Manitoba is on the rise with May and June 2020 being the most deadly months in opioid overdoses on record. “Naloxone (also known as Narcan®) is a medication called an “opioid antagonist” used to counter the effects of opioid overdose, for example morphine and heroin overdose” (www.harmreduction.org).

We are conducting a short survey to assess where the barriers are to accessing and carrying Naloxone in both personal and professional spaces. Information will not be shared nor posted, it is strictly for information gathering to implement more learning opportunities for community members to access and carry Naloxone. 

The survey is 6 questions long with both multiple choice and short answer. If you have further questions, please contact Community Well-being Coordinator Chance at Chance@Spenceneighbourhood.org.  Please share on social media and with contacts!

Posted in 5 Year Plan, Centennial, Central Park, Community News, West Alexander.