The Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) Overdose Prevention Program (OPP) is designed to reduce opioid overdose deaths by providing access to FDA-approved emergency opioid antagonists, as defined in s. 381.887(1)(d), F.S., to organizations that serve individuals at risk of witnessing or experiencing an opioid overdose. NARCAN Nasal Spray is the emergency opioid antagonist DCF currently purchases and makes available to eligible organizations. The OPP has 2 primary goals:
Eligible organizations include non-profits that hand out free take-home naloxone kits directly to individuals at risk of experiencing an opioid overdose, and to friends and family who may witness an overdose.
Due to limited funding, DCF naloxone kits are only to be handed out to people at risk of experiencing an overdose and their friends/family who may witness an overdose. As such, DCF naloxone kits are not available for law enforcement departments, EMS agencies, or fire departments. However, if law enforcement departments and EMS agencies want to start a naloxone “leave behind” program, where free naloxone kits would be left at the scene of an overdose with friends/family of the overdose victim, they may be eligible to receive DCF naloxone for this purpose.
To request a training, or to enroll in DCF’s Overdose Prevention Program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.