Support After an Overdose

Navigating the complexities of substance use and its effects on families can be challenging. This curated list of resources aims to provide support, guidance, and information for families impacted by substance use. Whether you're seeking counseling services, educational materials, support groups, or practical advice, these resources are designed to offer assistance and empower families as they navigate this difficult journey.

Self-care is crucial for families impacted by substance use, offering a lifeline amidst challenging times. This compilation of resources focuses on nurturing well-being and resilience within families.

Naloxone/NARCAN Availability in Walworth County

You can reverse an opioid overdose if you know what to do and you act in time. Whether you use opioids, love someone who does, or just care about the people in your community, it’s important to be prepared if you encounter someone who is experiencing an opioid overdose.Overdose Assist Kit Box

Carrying naloxone can save lives. This is the drug that blocks the harmful effects of opioids on the brain. It is specific to opioids. If opioids are not involved with the overdose, it will not cause any harm.

Use the map below to find Narcan. Narcan can be purchased over the counter at Walgreens, Walmart, and CVS locations signified by a red dot. Other locations on this map have it available for free via an Overdose Aid Kit (O.A.K.) Box at their site signified by a green dot.

Additional harm reduction resources are made available to Walworth County residents through the Wisconsin Department of Health Services Harm Reduction Response Team (HRRT). The HRRT is a mobile van offering a variety of resources including sterile injection equipment, wound care supplies, Naloxone, safer sex supplies, fentanyl test strips, and more. To see when they will be in Walworth Co. visit www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/aoda/harm-reduction.htm and navigate to "Wisconsin Harm Reduction Response Team (HRRT)".


How to give someone naloxone

Nasal naloxone (NARCAN®)

NARCAN® is simple to use. Each NARCAN® device contains one dose.

  1. Call 911 and follow the operator's instructions.
  2. Place the tip of the nozzle in either nostril until your fingers touch the nose.
  3. Press the plunger firmly to release the dose.
  4. Give rescue breaths if needed.

NARCAN® usually starts working within a few minutes and lasts from 30 to 90 minutes. More than one dose of NARCAN® is sometimes needed. If there is no response after two to three minutes, give a second dose of NARCAN® in the other nostril.

Learn more at: www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/opioids/safer-use.htm