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Ask the Expert: Naloxone 101

Updated: Apr 4



Naloxone is a medication that reverses an opioid overdose if administered in time. In this new resource from HEALing Communities Study, Dr. Alexander Walley answers key questions about naloxone and addresses myths about the overdose reversal medication.


The video explainer covers key topics including:


  • What is Naloxone?

  • History of Naloxone

  • Naloxone Myths

  • Types of Naloxone Distribution


Dr. Walley is part of the HEALing Communities Study, a multi-site research study to test the integration of prevention, overdose treatment, and medication-based treatment in select communities hard hit by the opioid crisis. HEALing Communities is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Helping to End Addiction Long-term (HEAL) Initiative®.


Access the Ask the Expert interview with Dr. Walley here.



About the HEALing Communities Study


Dr. Walley is a principal investigator for The HEALing Communities Study, a multi-site research study to test the integration of prevention, overdose treatment, and medication-based treatment in select communities hard hit by the opioid crisis. HEALing Communities is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Helping to End Addiction Long-term (HEAL) Initiative®.

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