Garfield County Public Health Nurse Rachel Forsyth holds a Naloxone kit.

Naloxone available at Garfield County Public Health

May 30, 2023

Garfield County Public Health, among other entities in our communities, is distributing Naloxone kits to reduce the number of opioid overdose deaths.

People may pick up one free Naloxone kit per person, at the Glenwood Springs or Rifle Public Health office locations. Naloxone is a medicine that is easy to use and can rapidly reverse an opioid overdose. Instructions on how to recognize symptoms of an opioid overdose and how to administer naloxone are provided as well as resources for services within Garfield County.

“Most opioid overdoses happen at home, so we are making these kits available to bring Naloxone home,” said Rachel Forsyth, Garfield County Public Health Nurse. “People with no medical training can be taught to recognize the symptoms of an opioid overdose and how to use naloxone to effectively reverse it. Knowing how to use it and keeping it within reach can save a life.”

Garfield County Public Health information is provided online on the public health website.