IDOC now offering naloxone kits to offenders upon release

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The Indiana Department of Correction (IDOC) will now offer an opioid reversal kit to each offender upon their release.

Naloxone, or Narcan, is a medication approved to reverse overdose by opioids by blocking the effects of an overdose, and can be the difference between life and death.

During an offender’s pre-release medical screening, they will be asked if they would like to leave with a free naloxone kit, which includes one dose of the medication, instructions for use and a referral card for treatment.

Overdose Lifeline, Inc., has provided 2,255 kits to the IDOC for distribution. Data will be collected over time to determine how many kits leave each facility.

A list of resources around naloxone may be found at the Indiana Department of Health website at


  1. Get out of jail and get a kit so you can do drugs again. WOW we have a bunch of Dumb A___ that think this is a good idea. Then we wonder why crime is up. Give them a bible and teach them about GOD!


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