On October 18th, 2022, our Board of Selectman voted on approving the NaloxBox program in the Town of Ludlow. A NaloxBox is a small clear box labeled "Opioid Rescue Kit" that is mounted on the wall and contains four doses of Naloxone (commonly known as Narcan), a medication designated to reverse an opioid overdose. Each box is equipped with a rescue-breathing mask, medical gloves, and step-by-step instructions. If possible, NaloxBoxes should be mounted next to an Automated Electronic Defibrillator (AED).
The purpose of the boxes is to provide Naloxone in public, accessible locations in the event of an overdose. It is important to note that using Naloxone has no adverse side effects, including if one were to use it accidentally on a person who is not experiencing an overdose.
Business and organizations interested in having a NaloxBox or Naloxone training can contact the Health Department at (413) 583-5600 ext. 1271.