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REVERSE AN OVERDOSE
What puts a person at risk?
Prevent a fatal overdose and save a life!

What is Naloxone? Naloxone is a non-narcotic and non-addicting medication that can reverse an
overdose caused by an opioid drug (i.e. prescription pain medication or heroin). Naloxone has been
used safely by emergency medical professionals for more than 40 years.
Who should get Naloxone? Individuals, such as friends or family members, in a position to assist a
person at risk of experiencing an opioid related overdose. Those at risk include individuals diagnosed with an opioid abuse disorder coming from rehab or jail, and those currently abusing prescription opioid painkillers, or using heroin.
Where can I get Naloxone? The Council on Chemical Abuse (COCA) currently offers FREE Naloxone kits
to Berks County residents. In three easy steps, you can receive your kit.

HOW TO GET NALOXONE
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VISIT www.getnaloxonenow.org and click "Get Training."
When training is completed, PRINT your certificate.
If you do not have access to a computer, you can come into our office and
complete the training.

BRING your printed certificate and a photo ID to the COCA office at
601 Penn Street, Suite 600 (6th Floor), Reading, PA 19601 between
8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The elevators in the building require a card to access the 6th floor.
Please request the security guard to provide this.

MEET with a COCA staff member to COMPLETE the required brief
paperwork and RECEIVE your Naloxone Overdose Prevention kit.

FREE Naloxone is available to berks county residents through COCA.
Visit cocaberks.org/getnaloxone.html to start the process.

You must be a Berks County resident to receive a Naloxone Kit from COCA.
For more information, please contact the COCA office at (610) 376-8669.

www.cocaberks.org
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