Naloxone is a medication that reverses overdoses from opioids such as heroin and prescription painkillers. New Yorkers can get this life-saving medication without prescription at certain community-based organizations and participating pharmacies including Duane Reade, Walgreens, Rite Aid and CVS. This app contains:
- information about Naloxone
- interactive features to learn the four Naloxone applications
- video content that will serve as training materials
- news/curated content around Naloxone
- push alerts in order to send notifications to app users
- FAQs or tips for how to manage emergencies
- legal protection for you and the overdose victim
- contact information for New York City DOHMH
What's new in version 2.0:
• Stop OD NYC has a new look! Our redesign makes it easier to learn about opioids and overdose prevention, and how to report use of naloxone.
• New information on fentanyl, a very potent illicitly manufactured opioid that's driving an increase in overdose deaths
• Updated lists of community programs and pharmacies where naloxone is available
• Worried about someone who takes drugs? Learn more about opioids, how to recognize and respond to an overdose, and save a life with naloxone.
• It's anonymous. Use the "I used my naloxone" screen to anonymously report use of naloxone, and find out where you can get a replacement kit. We do not collect any personally identifying information.
• Stop OD NYC app is FREE and available for download for iOS and Android phones in English and Spanish.
Ratings and Reviews
Could be improved
A GPS feature that pings registered trained Naloxone administrators and alerts them of an “unresponsive person” and their location may be beneficial. A certification number system can be used to verify whether the person has received training. Same concept for flash flood warnings on cell phones or Amber Alerts. Similar designs by apps including Waze allow drivers to plug locations of police checkpoints or a police radar on the highway for vehicles behind them. Same concept.
Also, a network where people who use can coordinate and do so in a safe environment may be beneficial. Must make sure that there cannot be any entrapment.
Also, Good Samaritan law should automatically disqualify those who may not be granted immunity due to criminal backgrounds from registering as administrators of Naloxone.
- NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
- 31.9 MB
- Health & Fitness
Requires iOS 7.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH)
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.