Naloxone Distribution Project

The Naloxone Distribution Project (NDP) aims to reduce opioid overdose deaths through the provision of free naloxone. Entities can apply to DHCS to have naloxone shipped directly to their address. Eligible entities include:

    • Law enforcement such as police departments, county jails and probation;
    • Fire, EMS and first responders;
    • Schools and universities;
    • County public health and behavioral health departments; and
    • Community organizations such as harm reduction organizations or community opioid coalitions.

Since it began in October 2018, the NDP has distributed more than 2,200,000 kits of naloxone, which have been used to reverse more than 140,000 overdoses. Learn more about the impact of the NDP in this slide deck

Apply here to receive free naloxone. 

The NDP receives State General Funds from the State of California and opioid settlement funds from the Janssen and Distributors (J&D) Settlement Agreements.

Review the NDP’s Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). For other questions, contact the NDP Team at

Figures for the Naloxone Distribution Project

Figure 1. Opioid Overdoses and Approved Naloxone by County

Figure 2. NDP Applications by Type of Organization

Figure 3. Naloxone Kits by Type of Organization

Figure 4. Reported Naloxone Reversal by Type of Organization