Naloxone —
Opioid Overdose Prevention Pilot Program

In an overdose, opioids can slow breathing to the point of death.

When sprayed into the nose of someone who has overdosed, Naloxone (also known as Narcan®) blocks the opioids and restores normal breathing. The key is to administer it as quickly as possible after an overdose is recognized. Naloxone is safe, easy to administer, and has no potential for abuse.

Vermont's Opioid Overdose Prevention Pilot Project 

Naloxone Rescue KitIn 2013, the Vermont Legislature tasked the Department of Health with developing and administering a statewide pilot program for distributing emergency overdose rescue kits to people at risk of an overdose, and to family members and others who may be in a position to help in the event of an overdose.

Naloxone Rescue Kits, Treatment, and Training

Overdose Rescue Kits : Community-based Pilot Sites

The Department of Health has partnered with community-based organizations to distribute overdose rescue kits containing nasal naloxone in their regions.

Individuals can also get prevention and overdose response training designed and approved by the department at these distribution sites.

Contact the organization nearest you:

BAART Behavioral Health Services
475 Union St.
Newport, VT 05855
Central Vermont Addiction Medicine
300 Granger Rd.
Berlin, VT 05602
Habit Opco - Brattleboro
16 Town Crier Dr.
Brattleboro, VT 05301
Howard Center Safe Recovery Program
45 Clark St.
Burlington, VT 05401
HIV/HCV Resource Center- Syringe Exchange Program
70 North Main St.
White River Junction, VT 05001
802-295-1868 (M & Th 2:30–4:30)
Turning Point of Addison County
228 Maple Street (in the Marbleworks)
Middlebury, VT 05753
Turning Point of Bennington County
465 Main Street, P.O. Box 454
Bennington, VT 05201
Turning Point of Franklin County
182 Lake Street
St. Albans, VT 05478
Vermont CARES
1091 Hospital Dr.
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819
West Ridge Center for Addiction Recovery
1 Scale Ave., Building 10
Rutland, VT 05701

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For Health Professionals:
Overdose Prevention Kit and Training Resources

Instructional Brochure (English and Spanish)
Overdose Rescue Kit - How to give nasal spray naloxone for suspected opioid overdose PDF document
Prescriber Memo
Recommended formulation of naloxone suitable for public access/use
PDF document

Training Resources

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Contact Us

Michael Leyden, MPH, NREMT-P
Vermont Department of Health
Tel: 802-865-7735

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