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NARCAN Resources

What is NARCAN?

NARCAN is a life-saving medication used to reverse an opioid overdose.

What are opioids?

Opioids are a class of drugs used to reduce pain.  Examples may include: Fentanyl, heroin, and medications such as Methadone, Oxycodone (such as OxyContin®), Hydrocodone (such as Vicodin®).

Who should carry NARCAN?

You should carry NARCAN if you or someone you know:

  • is at risk of opioid overdose
  • is struggling with an opioid use disorder (OUD)

  • is taking prescribed opioid medications

  • is taking opioids and benzodiazepines together

  • has a history of street drug use

Where can I find NARCAN?

Individuals can purchase NARCAN from pharmacies or access FREE NARCAN at the following locations:


Health Promotion

**Available to UC Merced campus members only

Granite Pass 159


Visit their website for pick-up instructions


Robert Rojas Foundation

40 W. Main Street, Merced CA


Call to schedule appointment



Mercy Medical Center - Merced

(Go to the Emergency Department)

333 Mercy Ave, Merced CA



Central California Alliance

**Available to members only

530 W. 16th Street, Suite B, Merced CA

Monday - Friday

9am - 11:30am

2pm - 4:30pm



If you or a loved one is struggling with a substance use disorder, help is available:

Visit the UC Merced’s Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Programs (DAAPP) for resources.