As far as my knowledge cutoff date, April 2023, naloxone is available for purchase without a prescription at many pharmacies in California, as well as at some community-based organizations and health clinics.
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has implemented a statewide standing order that allows pharmacists to dispense naloxone to individuals at risk of overdose or their family members without a prescription.
You can visit any participating pharmacy in California and ask for naloxone. The pharmacist will provide education on how to administer the medication and may also offer training on overdose prevention and response.
It is important to note that naloxone may also be available at no cost through various programs and initiatives, such as the California Department of Public Health’s Naloxone Distribution Project or local harm reduction organizations. You can contact your local health department or harm reduction organization for more information on accessing naloxone in California.