The Hamilton Overdose Prevention Education program, or HOPE program, provides free opioid overdose prevention kits that contain Naloxone. Naloxone (Narcan) is a medicine that can temporarily reverse an opioid overdose. Opioids include street drugs such as heroin, and prescription medications such as oxycodone, morphine, fentanyl, methadone and codeine. Naloxone is safe and is not addictive.
The HOPE program provides:
- Free overdose prevention kits containing Naloxone.
- Overdose prevention kits are provided to individuals;
- With no known allergies to Naloxone;
- At risk of overdose due to opioid use, past opioid use, and/or use of substances that may be contaminated with opioids;
- Who support others who are using substances. This includes family members and friends of someone at risk of overdose and anyone who is in a position to assist someone who is at high risk of overdose.
- Training on the signs of overdose, myths, safe use and how to give the Naloxone
- Overdose prevention information - call 905-546-4276
HOPE program hours and locations
You can get a free Naloxone overdose prevention kit and training at one of these locations:
|Street Health Clinic at the
195 Ferguson Avenue North, 2nd Floor
|Monday 9 am to 1 pm
Wednesday 9 am to 1 pm
Friday 9 am to 1 pm
Notre Dame House
14 Cannon Street West
|Tuesday 3:30 to 5:30 pm|
|The AIDS Network||
140 King Street East, Suite 101
|Monday to Friday
9 am to 5 pm
|Harm Reduction Room at the Hamilton Urban Core Community Health Centre||
71 Rebecca Street
7 days a week (when the Overdose Prevention Site is open)
Monday 6 to 11 pm
|The Van needle syringe program||
Call or text 905-317-9966
Monday to Sunday 7 to 11 pm
Find a location near you
Naloxone is also available free of charge at many community pharmacies. You can also call ConnexOntario helpline: 1-800-565-8603 or visit www.ontario.ca/naloxone.
- Call 905-546-4276 for home training and a Naloxone Overdose Prevention Kit.
- Find out more about Canada's Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act.
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