Naloxone Leave Behind Project


What is the Naloxone Leave Behind (NLB) Project?


The Naloxone Leave Behind (NLB) Project is a joint effort between Marion County Public Health Department and the Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services (IEMS) team. This project enables EMS staff to leave naloxone on-site with patients that experience a suspected overdose and their support network.

Studies indicate that individuals who have survived an overdose are at a substantially elevated risk of experiencing a fatal overdose in the future. To mitigate this risk, EMS personnel can play a crucial role by directly providing naloxone kits to at-risk patients and their family members, friends, and roommates.



What is Included in the NLB Kits?


The Naloxone Leave Behind pouches will include:

· Two doses of intranasal naloxone

· Educational materials on signs of an overdose and how to administer naloxone

· Community resource card with QR code to this webpage and support by phone

If you have questions or comments about the Naloxone Leave Behind Project, contact us at


How to Recognize and Respond to an Opioid Overdose


**Aaron’s Law helps protect a person who is overdosing or the person who called for help from legal trouble.



How to administer naloxone


Click on the video link to learn more about how to respond to an overdose event and administer naloxone.



Rescue Breathing Instructions and Recovery Position



Additional Resources for Patients and their Support Network

· Safe Syringe Access & Support (SSAS) offers the following services: HIV and hepatitis C rapid screening, safer drug use practices, naloxone, fentanyl and xylazine test strips, rescue breathing mouth shields, peer support, referral for SUD and mental health treatment, wound care education, immunizations, referral to primary care, and access to health insurance coverage. Visit their website to see their available hours and locations.

· Substance Use Outreach Services (SUOS) offers the following services: HIV rapid testing, STD screenings, Hepatitis B & C screenings, HIV/STD educational materials and prevention counseling, group educational sessions, naloxone training and education, and substance use case management. Call (317) 221-4628 to learn more and get connected (M-F 8a-5p).

· Indiana Naloxone Boxes & Distribution Centers is an interactive map showing NaloxBox locations and naloxone distribution centers around Indiana.

· Never Use Alone Hotline offers overdose prevention, detection, life-saving crisis response, and medical intervention services for people who use drugs while alone. Never Use Alone peer operators are available 24-hours a day at 877-696-1996. (

· Naloxone Request & Report offers harm reduction materials by mail. Fill out a request form to receive naloxone, as well as fentanyl and xylazine test strips.

· Substance Use Outreach Services (SUOS) offers substance use case management and referrals for other supportive services. Call (317) 221-4628 to learn more and get connected (M-F 8a-5p).

· Indiana 2-1-1 is a free and confidential service that helps Hoosiers across Indiana find the local resources they need. Dial 2-1-1 to connect with a navigator 24 hours/day.

· Shatterproof Treatment Atlas is a tool to help people find addiction treatment options that meet their needs. Answer a few questions to find specific treatment centers to help you achieve your substance use goals or search for all options by location.

· Recovery Assist Platform is a searchable online directory of providers and resources in Marion County related to overdose prevention, SUD, and other social determinants of health.

· 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention, and crisis resources for you or your loved ones.

· Marion County Coroner’s Office (MCCO) Resource Center provides various resources to help people grieving the loss of a loved one. If you recently lost a loved one to overdose, you can text “mental” to 317-435-5281 to get connected with mental health resources.

· Overdose Lifeline’s Peer Grief Support Program provides direct support to individuals experiencing the challenges associated with losing a loved one from an overdose or drug-related cause of death through a network of Peer Grief Helpers.

· Lifeline for Loss is a monthly support group for anyone experiencing the loss of a loved one to drug overdose.