The availability of the free Take Home Naloxone kits has been widened to include those who may witness an overdose, including friends and family of those at risk.
The Take Home Naloxone kits program is now in 15 communities across the province.
Training is available through the Saskatchewan Health Authority.
When naloxone is administered after an opioid overdose, it can reverse the effects, but Health Minister Jim Reiter cautions that even after naloxone is administered, further medical treatment is required and you should still call 911 if you suspect an overdose.
For a list of sites where the kits are available for free for those likely to witness an overdose, you can click here:
For a list of pharmacies that sell the kits, click here: