IUP has installed several Naloxone (Narcan) boxes across campus.image of an emergency overdose kit on the wall

What is Narcan?

Narcan is a lifesaving drug for opioid overdoses. The nasal spray can be administered in three easy steps— peel, place, press—and can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose within minutes while waiting for paramedics to arrive. 

What does an overdose look like?

An opioid overdose can look like:

  • a person not waking up,
  • slow or shallow breathing,
  • very small pupils “pinpoint pupils,” and
  • their fingernails and/or lips are turning blue/purple.

Where can I find Narcan on campus?

Naloxone boxes are located near each main residence hall office, the lobbies of the Center for Health and Well-Being and Health Service, and various locations in the HUB.

If you suspect an overdose, call 911 immediately.

For more information, contact atod-oasis@iup.edu.