Hendricks County is now providing overdose-reversal kits to anyone who requests one. These overdose-reversal kits known as NaloxBox will be available in three different locations in Hendricks County. These locations are the Journey Church in Avon, the Brownsburg Public Library, and the Family Promise Resource Center in Plainfield. Each Naloxbox will include:
- A single dose of Naloxone – a prescription medicine used for the treatment of a known or suspected opioid overdose emergency
- Instructions on how to administer the drug
- Symptoms to look for in the event of an overdose
- Resources for those battling with addiction
Although naloxone is available in several pharmacies in the county and at the health department, this is the first time that it will be available to the public for free. The hope is that NaloxBox will be more accessible since is anonymous, rather than getting naloxone from a pharmacy.