DON’T RUN! In AR you are protected under the Joshua Ashley-Pauley Act “Good Samaritan” law and Arkansas Act 1222 to administer naloxone along with other legal immunities for seeking help for an overdose. See insert in your kit for info on these laws.
NALOXONE RESCUE KIT PROGRAM
Naloxone distribution is a huge effort we at the Matt Adams Foundation are trying to push throughout the NW Arkansas community and beyond. Naloxone is the lifesaving opioid overdose reversal drug which gives people struggling a second chance at life, recovery and maybe even to help others through addiction down the line.
Through partnerships, we are able to get Naloxone incredibly affordably, which is often a roadblock for people getting and carrying it. We hope to change that. We would like to see this in every standard first aid kit, period.
The hotline is 100% confidential and we will respond to get naloxone kits to anyone who requests it, no questions asked. The kits themselves are very straight forward but we do provide training and guidance on when and how to use it. Even though we haven’t widely dispersed the number yet, we have already received messages on our hotline, and requests for some bulk access in various areas.
Our belief is that every life matters. Currently, there lacks proper resources for long term treatment solutions, the problem is growing faster than what is available so one of our main goals is harm reduction, keep people alive, and reduce the destruction that this epidemic is wreaking on our communities. If you or anyone you know would like your own naloxone kit, please message us at 479-222-0532. and