Naloxone is a medication that can save lives by temporarily reversing an opioid overdose, such as heroin or fentanyl. Naloxone is safe to use and only works if a person has opioids in their body. You are protected under the Good Samaritan Law and cannot be arrested if you use naloxone.
The #notscarytocarry campaign was created by a network of community organizations titled the Prescription Opioid Solutions (PRxOS) workgroups. The aim is to spread awareness of what naloxone is, why it’s important, and to break down the stigma surrounding naloxone. It’s not scary to carry, and it can save someone’s life.