To reduce overdose deaths. To provide evidence-based education about opioid-associated overdose and naloxone. To reduce stigma.


"Nothing is predestined: the obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings."

-Ralph Blum


December 06, 2018: We went to the PAARI (Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative) Conference in Boston to hear from police around the country committed to non-arrest pathways to treatment.

October 21, 2018: Dr. Simmons presented to approx.100 Latina women in Reading, PA about the opioid epidemic, and trained them to recognize and respond to an overdose emergency with naloxone at the 9na Conferencia para La Mujer Latina.

September 30, 2018: We are honored to have been awarded a 3-year CDC grant to develop a new training for police officers on how to avoid occupational exposure risks (NSIs, fentanyl, burnout).

August 31, 2018: On International Overdose Day, our 4th anniversary online, we provided education and naloxone in Rockaway Beach with ACQC, the Vets Project and Staying Safe. There was lots of media coverage to help educate the wider community. To date, more than 73,000 people have taken our trainings throughout the U.S.

August 31, 2017: On International Overdose Day, our 3rd anniversary online, we marched with VOCAL and the Harm Reduction Coalition in NYC remembering all those who have died. As of today, 42,959 people have taken our trainings. We will continue to assist the harm reduction community in making "Not one more" a reality.

December 01, 2016: The results of our evaluation of the First Responder training titled "Implementation of online opioid overdose prevention, recognition and response trainings for professional first responders: Year 1 survey results" has been published in Drug and Alcohol Dependence, Volume 169, 1 December 2016, Pages 1-4.

November 03, 2016: Janie Simmons and Erin Hass (of the MD DOHMH) presented "Implementation of Online Opioid Overdose Prevention, Recognition and Response Training with Standing Orders for Naloxone Access: Two State Models (Pennsylvania and Maryland)" at the National Harm Reduction Conference in San Diego, California.

August 31, 2016: Happy Anniversary GetNaloxoneNow.org! Two years ago on International Overdose Awareness Day we began offering our lifesaving trainings online. As a result, over 20,000 individuals have taken one of the two trainings.

November 18, 2015: "Narcan" produced by Adapt Pharma has been FDA-approved! Stay tuned for updates on our website regarding this new, easy to use, all-in-one-piece product. Check out their interactive press release on our Home page (Updates).

October 12, 2015: We are in the process of updating our trainings thanks to funding from the Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) network. We also are thankful for the ATTC's interest in helping to disseminate our life-saving trainings. The ATTC is supported by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

September 14, 2015: Thanks to the Center for Drug Use and HIV Research (CDUHR) at New York University, GetNaloxoneNow.org has the means to survey professional first responders and potential bystanders who have completed a GetNaloxoneNow.org training. Please help us improve our trainings by taking the survey!

August 31, 2015: HAPPY ANNIVERSARY GetNaloxoneNow.org! A year ago today, we began offering our trainings for free to save lives. More than 8435 people have accessed the trainings in the last year from all 50 states and 108 countries!

April 09, 2015: Join kaléo execs for a discussion about options for accessing naloxone. They will address common questions that prescribers and pharmacists may have in response to a request for a naloxone prescription on April 20th at 1-845-749-4750 toll free. Access Code: 196-316-672

December 15, 2014: We updated our website with technical upgrades and became reborn as GetNaloxoneNow.org!

November 15, 2014: The PA Department of Health and the PA Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs chose our First Responder training as the free, online, training mandated by ACT 139. For more information, go to: http://www.ddap.pa.gov/

November 05, 2014: We presented our website and Bystander training module at Columbia University Medical Center's Addiction Rounds. Healthcare providers and students discussed the national epidemic, how to use naloxone, and how to teach patients about opioid safety and naloxone.

October 23, 2014: Janie Simmons and Maya Doe-Simkins presented at the National Harm Reduction Conference in Baltimore, MD. Conference Details.

October 22, 2014: We’re published! Check us out in EMS World. See article here.

October 17, 2014: Nurses from around the world heard about naloxone and overdose rescue at the international Nurses' Society on addictions conference in Washington, D.C.

Many experts in overdose contributed to developing the computer-based training modules: public health researchers, harm reduction specialists, physicians, nurses, police officers, firefights, EMT's, case managers, outreach workers, graphic designers, professional actors, and educators.

GetNaloxoneNow.Org was originally launched as GiveNaloxone.Org.

GiveNaloxone.Org and now GetNaloxoneNow.org were designed to provide a "home" for the Bystander and First Responder Training Modules, developed to address the opioid-associated overdose epidemic nationally... and hopefully , in other English-speaking (and in time ... Spanish-speaking) regions of the world.

The content of the training modules as well as the content on these websites are drawn from years of scholarship and advocacy on the part of hundreds of harm reductionists and their allies throughout the country (and the world) who are working to address the epidemic by replacing stigma with compassion, and laws, policies and programs that do not work to reduce overdose deaths with ones that do.

We are proud to be part of this movement.