The Dope Project
Expanding Overdose Prevention and Naloxone Access in San Francisco
In partnership with the San Francisco Department of Public Health
The Drug Overdose Prevention and Education (DOPE) Project is the largest single-city naloxone distribution program in the country. We’ve trained more than 13,000 people in San Francisco on how to administer naloxone to reverse an otherwise fatal overdose from opioids.
Since its inception in 2003, the DOPE Project has become a world-renowned program featured in CDC reports, innovative research, and as a best-practice program for integrating community-based naloxone distribution. Read about the history of the DOPE Project.
Together, We Save Lives.
People who use drugs, their loved ones and the greater San Francisco community used naloxone from the DOPE Project to reverse around 2,600 overdoses in 2019. Naloxone is a medication that can reverse an overdose from opioids including heroin, prescription pain pills and fentanyl.
Looking for naloxone in San Francisco?
Connect with the DOPE Project Team
We thrive on connections. If you want to reach a member of the DOPE Project team, send us an email or a message on social media.
Overdose Prevention Training in San Francisco
The DOPE Project offers overdose prevention training for groups that work with people who use drugs and may be at risk of overdose.
These trainings are ideal for teams at service and movement-building organizations, bars, nightlife venues, and events who want to learn:
How to recognize an overdose
What can increase risk of overdose
How to respond to an overdose with naloxone
How to develop and implement a protocol for overdose response
Context and current trends are around overdose in San Francisco
Naloxone for Concerned Community Members
If you’re a concerned community member who wants to be prepared in case you witness an overdose, head to the CBHS Pharmacy at 1380 Howard (at 10th Street), Monday-Friday between 9:00am and 3:30pm. The friendly pharmacists at CBHS will give you a free naloxone nasal kit and teach you how to use it to help during an overdose.
Know Overdose Campaign
Meet the real first responders of the overdose crisis in San Francisco.
Learn how we worked with community leaders to develop a campaign that truly connects with the unique neighborhoods and communities in San Francisco.