Naloxone Distribution and Training

The NM STR Opioid Initiative will purchase 1 million dollars of naloxone each year of the initiative.

Distribution and training will focus on first responders, community entities, families and consumers.

Additionally, 100 pharmacy staff will receive specific pharmacist training in naloxone and receive naloxone rescue kits.

We estimate the 13,333 naloxone kits per year (total: 26,666 kits over the two years) will be provided to a minimum of 18,000 unduplicated individuals to be used in an emergency overdose.

This number is based on the recognition that some individuals will receive two kits. This is due to the fact that in rural areas in New Mexico, some individuals may require two kits of naloxone to successfully reverse an overdose and remain conscious until they arrive at the closest emergency facility.