Addiction Resources

Opioid Addiction Resources

Opioid Overdose

The opioid crisis continues to be on the rise across Canada. Naloxone, the antidote to temporarily reverse an opioid overdose, is available to the public for free via funded programs through the provincial and federal governments and also for purchase through pharmacies. Naloxone is available to Saskatchewan residents without a prescription. If you witness an overdose, immediately administer naloxone (if you have access to it) and call 911.

Accessing Naloxone in Saskatchewan

All clients of the Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) program can obtain free naloxone from their pharmacy, which has been covered by the federal government, including:

Naloxone 0.4mg/mL one mL injection and Naloxone 1mg/mL, one or two mL injection
Naloxone injection kits
Naloxone nasal spray
Naloxone nasal spray kits

Saskatchewan residents who are at risk of an opioid overdose and/or might witness an opioid overdose, such as friends and family of people who use opioids, are eligible for free training and a free Take Home Naloxone kit.

The training covers overdose prevention, recognition, and response, including how to administer naloxone. Information on opioids and free naloxone clinic and pharmacy sites can be found at this link.