How Can Overdose Be Prevented?

If you or someone you care about is using opioids in any form, it is important to have a naloxone kit in your home to prevent death or injury associated with overdose.

Opioids are a family of drugs prescribed by a doctor to treat pain. 

Naloxone or Narcan® is a drug that reverses the effects of an overdose. It is available without a prescription and at no cost from a number of pharmacies across the province.

Visit Ontario.ca/OpioidOverdose for a list of participating pharmacies. In addition, a number of local organizations are now providing naloxone kits to clients onsite and at no cost.

  Web Address Hours of Operation Other Details

AIDS Committee of Windsor
511 Pelissier St.
Windsor, ON
(519) 973-0222

https://www.aidswindsor.org/

Mon-Fri
9:00 am – 5:00 pm

No appointment required.
Training session provided.

Can-AM Friendship Centre
3905 Tecumseh Rd. E.
Windsor, ON
(519)-253-3243

http://caifc.ca/ Mon-Fri
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
No appointment required.
Individual will receive a 15-minute training session.
Caldwell First Nations
14 Orange St. Leamington, ON
(519) 322-1766
http://www.caldwellfirstnation.ca/ Mon-Fri
8:30 am – 4:00 pm
No appointment required.
Downtown Methadone Clinic
380 Pelissier St.
Windsor, ON
(519) 962-0749
https://www.faragomedicine.com/ Mon-Fri
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
No appointment required

Downtown Mission
664 Victoria Ave.
Windsor, ON
(519) 973-5573 x143

https://www.downtownmission.com/ Mon-Fri
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
No appointment required.
Individual will receive a 15-minute training session.
Erie St. Clair Leamington
15 John St.
Leamington, ON
(519) 326-7742
http://www.eriestclairclinic.com/

Mon-Fri
8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Sat-Sun
9:00 am – 11:00 am

No appointment required.
Individual will receive a 15-minute training session.
Erie St. Clair Clinic Windsor
1574 Lincoln Rd.
Windsor, ON
(519) 946-0267
http://www.eriestclairclinic.com/

Mon/Fri
8:30 am – 4:45 pm

Tu
8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Wed/Th
8:30 am – 5:45 pm

No appointment required. Training session provided.
Family Services Windsor
1770 Langlois Ave.
Windsor, ON
(519) 966-5010 x1029
https://fswe.ca/

Mon-Th
9:00 am – 8:00 pm

Fri
9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sat
9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Naloxone kits provided to clients of Family Services Windsor only.
Windsor Youth Centre
1247 Wyandotte St. E.
Windsor, ON
(226) 674-0006
https://www.thewindsoryouthcentre.org/ Mon-Sat
5:00 pm- 10:00 pm
No appointment required. Education session included. Clients, family, & friends can access the kits.
Windsor Essex Community Health Centre-Street Health
711 Pelissier St.
Windsor, ON
(519)997-2824
http://www.wechc.org/streethealth_home Mon-Fri
8:30 am – 3:30 pm
No appointment required.
Education session included.
Windsor-Essex County Health Unit
1005 Ouellette
Windsor, ON
(519) 258-2146 Ext 1329
https://www.wechu.org/ Mon-Fri
8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Free Naloxone kits available at the Clinic.

If you think someone is overdosing call 9-1-1 and stay with the person.

If you have naloxone, give it right away. Follow the directions on the kit. Canada’s new Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act provides some legal protection for people who get emergency help during an overdose.

An overdose is always an emergency. Even if someone has taken naloxone, it can wear off before the person has completely recovered from his or her overdose.

Step 1

SHOUT their name & SHAKE their shoulders

Step 2

CALL 911 if unresponsive

Step 3

GIVE NALOXONE: 1 spray into nostril or inject 1 vial or ampoule into arm or leg.

Step 4

PERFORM RESCUE BREATHING AND/OR CHEST COMPRESSIONS.

Step 5

IS IT WORKING? If no improvement after 2-3 minutes, repeat steps 3 & 4. Stay with them.

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Good Samaritan Overdose Act

ONE OPIOID OVERDOSE
IS TOO MANY

YOU CAN SAVE A LIFE

Drug overdoses can happen with others around.
IF YOU EXPERIENCE OR WITNESS AN OVERDOSE,
CALL 911

THE GOOD SAMARITAN DRUG OVERDOSE ACT

Essex County police agencies want to reduce the fear of police attending overdose events and to promote PROTECTION OF LIFE.

The Good Samaritan Drug Overdose act provides some legal protection for people who experience or witness an overdose and call 9-1-1 for help.

The act can protect you from:

  • Charges for possession of a controlled substance (i.e. drugs) under section 4(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
  • Breach of conditions regarding simple possession of controlled substances (i.e. drugs).

The act DOES NOT provide legal protection against more serious offences, such as:

  • outstanding warrants
  • production and trafficking of controlled substances
  • all other crimes not outlined within the law

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Developed by WECOSS- Enforcement and Justice working group

The Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act  provides some legal protection for people who experience or witness an overdose and seek help by calling 911 in an overdose situation.

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