Save a Life - Free Naloxone Day

Save a Life - Free Naloxone Day in Kanawha and Putnam Counties - September 2, 2020

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Office of Drug Control Policy (ODCP) is supporting a regional "Free Naloxone Day" across Kanawha and Putnam counties on September 2, 2020. At over a dozen locations, people will be able to pick up free naloxone (brand name: Narcan) and receive training as well as recovery resources.

More than three out of every four fatal overdoses in West Virginia in 2019 involved on opioid, with reports of opioid overdoses substantially increasing in 2020. Naloxone is a powerful and proven antidote for reversing opioid overdoses.

Participating locations:

  • Charleston - Cabin Creek Admin Building (Kanawha City), 104 ALex Lane
  • Charleston - Risen City Church, 1410 4th Avenue
  • Charleston - West Virginia Drug Intervention Institute, 118 Captiol Street
  • Charleston - Drop in Center, 1001 Smith Street
  • Charleston - West Virginia Health Right, 1520 Washington Street
  • Chesapeake - Chesapeake Healthcare Center, 11950 MacCorkle Avenue
  • Cross Lanes - Cross Lanes United Methodist Church, 5320 Frontier Drive
  • Dunbar - Serenity Club, 1225 Ohio Avenue
  • Elkview - Elkview Baptist Church, 1150 Main Street
  • Hurricane - Church of Christ, 600 Midland Trail
  • Montgomery - BridgeValley Community and Technical College, The Grid, 807 2nd Avenue
  • Nitro - Kingdom Life Fellowship, 405 1st Avenue S.
  • Scott Depot - The Depot, 6496 Teays Valley Road
  • Sissonville - Sissonville Health Center, 6135 Sissonville Drive
  • South Charleston - Cafe Appalachia, 206 D Street
  • St. Albans - Gateway Church of Christ, 422 B Street
  • Winfield - Winfield United Methodist Church, 20 Radwin Drive

Unless otherwise noted, locations will be open from 8:00am - 6:00pm the day of the event. All locations will require masks and social distancing.

This pilot day of action is convened by the ODCP and Addiction Response Kanawha and is made possible by the Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation, the CAMC Foundation, and the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department.

A large consortium of groups is contributing to the planning and success of this event. These groups include: the University of Charleston School of Pharmacy, Cabin Creek Health Systems, Great Rivers Regional System for Addiction Care, Southern West Virginia Collegiate Recovery Network, Drug Intervention Institute, United Way of Central West Virginia, Solutions Oriented Addiction Response, the City of Charleston, Cafe Appalachia, Prestera Center, Putnam Wellness Coalition, West Virginia Alliance of Recovery Residences, BridgeValley Community and Technical College, Chesapeake Healthcare Center, Risen City Church, Gateway Church of Christ, Church at the Depot, Winfield United Methodist Church, Kingdom Life Fellowship, Hurricane Church of Christ, Elkview Baptist Church, and a growing list of regional and local organizations.

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If you organization would like to join the planning efforts, please contact Rachel Thaxton at