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ODMHSAS’ Opioid Response Continues Saving Lives Across the State

Wednesday, December 27, 2023

ODMHSAS has provided 213,528 Fentanyl test kits and 427,056 Naloxone doses to Oklahomans since 2021 through community programs and online orders at

In addition to that, ODMHSAS installed twenty-one Naloxone and Fentanyl test strip vending machines throughout the state, and an additional 13,067 boxes and 7,025 test strips have been dispersed. The vending machines rolled out in July and are located at the Embark bus station in Downtown OKC, the largest transit agency in the state of Oklahoma, Cameron University in Lawton, the Tulsa Day Center, Donald W. Reynolds Library in Durant and other various locations in Oklahoma.

Naloxone is an over-the-counter opioid overdose reversal medication that has been pivotal in saving lives amidst the opioid epidemic. In an emergency, a person cannot use Naloxone on themselves. A bystander, friend or family member must administer Naloxone and save that person’s life. That’s why we encourage all Oklahomans to order free Naloxone from

The Oklahoma Turnpike Authority, also helped place 8 vending machines at seven of the state’s busiest travel centers along turnpikes, serving about 1 million travelers each day. Together, OTA and ODMHSAS continue to bring education and awareness about substance use disorders, as well as provide free medicine to Oklahomans.

ODMHSAS partner Shred the Stigma reports 839 opioid overdose reversals in the OKC metro inNovember 2023 as a direct result of the Naloxone kits provided.

"The opioid crisis remains a critical concern and addressing it requires concerted efforts andinnovative solutions,” says Heath Hayes, Deputy Commissioner of ODMHSAS. "Our efforts through the installation of these vending machines reflect our goal to save lives, provide essential resources, and foster healthier communities across the state.”

For a full list of vending machine locations or instructions on how to use Naloxone, visit If you are unable to reach one of the vending machines, Naloxone and Fentanyl Test Strip kits are available to order online.

If you or someone you know needs help, please call or text the 988 Mental Health Lifeline.

Trained behavioral health experts will answer in about 10 seconds and can help with substance use, thoughts of self-harm or suicide, depression, anxiety and also to help find a healthcare provider near you.

ODMHSAS Communications

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