Together We Can End the Overdose Crisis
Decades of experience and evidence prove that getting naloxone into the hands of people who use drugs is the most effective way to prevent overdose.
Tens of thousands of providers and programs across the country are working to support the resilience of people who use drugs.
National Harm Reduction Coalition supports the health and dignity of people who use drugs. By providing educational information around safer drug use, increasing access to the powerful antidote naloxone, and conducting hundreds of overdose prevention trainings each year, we help save thousands of lives.
Healing Takes All Hands
We focus on building power with people who use drugs to create solutions that reduce the number of overdoses in their communities. To bring these strategies to scale, we support and work with:
People who use drugs
Local community leaders
Indigenous communities and communities of color
Harm reduction organizations
Policymakers and advocates
Shelter and supportive housing agencies
Substance use treatment programs
Movement building organizations
Overdose is Preventable
Over 750,000 people have died from a drug overdose in the last 20 years, many of which could have been prevented if the people using drugs had access to life-preserving tools. Overdose risk is intensified by policies that put people further into harm’s way, including policing of drug use, the housing affordability crisis, and limited access to effective drug treatment.
We focus on expanding access to evidence-based tools and information proven to help save lives.
a life-saving medication that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose
a powerful synthetic opioid that is 50 times more potent than heroin
Bring the overdose prevention conversation & services to your community. Take the Overdose Prevention & Response training.
Help Make Naloxone Accessible
Power lies in numbers. The Harm Reduction movement relies on hundreds of organizations working together to implement evidence-based harm reduction strategies in their local communities.
Here are some key training resources to help you implement a naloxone program in your community.
Be Prepared. Save Lives.
Community members are critical responders. Know what to do in the event of an overdose.
Nationally Renowned Overdose Prevention Program
We focus on building power with community leaders to make naloxone accessible to people who use drugs and people who love people who use drugs. Getting naloxone into the hands of people who use drugs is the single most effective way to prevent overdose in a community.
The DOPE Project, the largest single-city naloxone distribution program in the country, reduced overdose deaths in San Francisco by 2,600 in 2019.