Overdose Prevention

Mayor Walsh: All 1st Responders Will Carry Narcan

Members of the drug prevention and treatment community in Boston, including Kay Walsh of South Boston CAN Reduce Underage Drinking, stood with Mayor Marty Walsh at South Boston Police Station District C-6 yesterday as he announced that the Boston Public Health Commission will train Boston police officers and firefighters to use Narcan — the opioid overdose reversal medication — so that all first responders in the city will have access to the medication. Full story here.

NARCAN SAVES LIVES.

Click here to watch a Narcan demonstration by Sarah Mackin of the Boston Public Health Commission AHOPE Program.

BPHC Narcan

Got Drugs?

Dispose of expired prescriptions at the South Boston C-6 Police Station 24 hours a day, 7 days a week — no questions asked.

South Boston C-6 Police Station
101 West Broadway
South Boston, MA 02127

BPHC Drug Take BAck Kiosks

What is collected?

Prescription medications
Over-the-Counter medications
Pet medications
Sample medications
Pills, capsules, inhalers, ointment & patches
Vitamins
Liquids in glass or leak-proof containers

What is not collected?

Needles/sharps
Thermometers
Bloody or infectious waste
Aerosol cans

It’s safe, easy, free, and confidential!

Just make sure to scratch off all identifying information on the prescription label.

HEALTH ADVISORY from the BPHC

The increase of overdoses fatal and non-fatal has the community on alert.  The Boston Public Health Department has outreach workers on the street actively contacting our homeless and street populations. The effective use of NARCAN can save lives; the outreach workers have kits and can teach how it is used. They are visiting recovery houses, treatment centers, and all public access spots trying get the word out.

You, the residents of South Boston, need to get the word out to friends, family members, neighbors, and co-workers.  Coming from the South Shore is a batch of heroin that has resulted in 5 deaths and multiple overdoses.  If you know of someone who is an active user be vigilant, speak up, and warn them.

Call 911 immediately if you witness a suspected drug overdose.

For more information call: AHOPE (617) 534-3967

Contact person from South Boston CAN, Kay Walsh (617) 308-1154

BPHC Health Advisory 7-23-13