Encounters with Police
NOTE: Quotes are presented word for word apart from minor editing for readability and clarity. Identifying details have been removed. Square brackets show text that has been added or, where ellipses (three dots) appear, removed. For example, ‘Since I actually participated in this Narcan [training], I’ve administered it to two people and it’s brought them around […] I wouldn’t think twice about [doing] it. Saving someone’s life is the main thing.’
Many people we interviewed for this website speak about different issues that shape whether and how they’re able to use take-home naloxone. In this way, they often locate their experiences and actions within a social context that they describe as making it harder or easier to get and use take-home naloxone for overdoses.