NaloxBox Program

In partnership with the Healthy Youth Coalition and Hampshire HOPE, the Easthampton Health Department launched a NaloxBox program on May 2, 2022. A NaloxBox is a small, clear box labeled "Opioid Rescue Kit" that is mounted on the wall and contains three doses of Naloxone (commonly known as Narcan), a medication designed to reverse an opioid overdose. Each box is equipped with a rescue-breathing mask, medical gloves, and step-by-step instructions. If possible, NaloxBoxes should be mounted next to an Automated Electronic Defibrillator (AED).

To start, NaloxBoxes will be mounted in City Hall, the Emily Williston Public Library, Mountain View School, and the Easthampton High School. The program will eventually be offered and expanded to local organizations and businesses. The purpose of the boxes is to provide Naloxone in public, accessible locations in the event of an overdose. It is important to note that using Naloxone has no adverse side effects, including if one were to use it accidentally on a person who is not experiencing an overdose. 

According to statistics received from the Easthampton Police Department, between 2018 and March of 2022, there were 89 overdoses in Easthampton. Of those 89 overdoses, 14 individuals died as a result. Between 2020 and 2021, 22 overdoses occurred in public locations.

Businesses and organizations interested in having a NaloxBox or Naloxone training can contact the Health Department at (413) 529-1400 ext. 430. 

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Current NaloxBox Locations:

Easthampton City Hall

50 Payson Ave.

 

Easthampton High School

70 Williston Ave.

 

Mountain View Middle School

200 Park St.

 

Emily Williston Library

9 Park St.


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      NaloxBox located at City Hall