Narcan Information

Narcan, or Nasal Naloxone, is a form of naloxone which is administered by a nasal spray.

Facts About Narcan

  • Narcan (naloxone) can temporarily reverse an opiate overdose.
  • There are several pilot programs in Massachusetts that train people in the community (everyone can be trained) to become a Narcan (naloxone) responder.
  • Call 800-327-5050 to find a location closest to you.
  • Narcan (naloxone) can't make a person high.
  • Narcan (naloxone) comes in a nasal spray that is given in the nose.
  • Narcan (naloxone) takes 2 to 3 minutes to work and can last from 30 to 90 minutes.
  • Even with the use of Narcan (naloxone), You must still call 911 in the event of an overdose!

At-Risk Person

If you are close to someone who is at risk for an opioid overdose and need to have Narcan (naloxone) on hand, please contact one of the following.
  • Lowell Community Health Center at 978-221-6767
  • Learn to Cope
  • The Massachusetts Substance Abuse Information and Education Helpline at 800-327-5050

Information Sheet

Read this Information Sheet (PDF) to learn more about Narcan (naloxone).


Please feel free to contact the Health Department directly at 978-674-4304, so that we may answer any comments, questions, or concerns you may have.