Abstract

Abstract:

Objectives. To understand naloxone availability to laypeople in Arizona (Ariz.) and Indiana (Ind.). Methods. Multi-source search conducted from May–December 2018 identifi ed the extent of naloxone availability to laypeople. Internet searches, email follow up, and phone interviews occurred with registered naloxone providers. Results. Th ere were 89 naloxone providers in each state. Laypeople were ineligible for access for over half of registered naloxone providers in Ariz. (60.7%) and Ind. (55.1%). Naloxone access was mostly (67.4%) passive in Ariz. but was actively distributed in Ind. (67.4%). Syringe service programs (SSP) were the most frequently identifi ed providers of naloxone to laypeople in Ariz. (20.0%). In Ind., local health departments were most frequently identifi ed as layperson naloxone providers (75.0%). Conclusions. Less than half of registered naloxone providers allowed layperson access in Arizona and Indiana. Th e lack of layperson access highlights the need to review organization practice and state policy to ensure increased layperson access.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1548-6869
Print ISSN
1049-2089
Pages
pp. 819-829
Launched on MUSE
2021-06-09
Open Access
No
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