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What is Naloxone?

Naloxone is a medicine that rapidly reverses an opioid overdose. It is an opioid antagonist. This means that it attaches to opioid receptors and reverses and blocks the effects of other opioids. Naloxone can quickly restore normal breathing to a person if their breathing has slowed or stopped because of an opioid overdose. But, naloxone has no effect on someone who does not have opioids in their system, and it is not a treatment for opioid use disorder. Examples of opioids include heroin, fentanyl, oxycodone (OxyContin®), hydrocodone (Vicodin®), codeine, and morphine.

NIDA. 2022, January 11. Naloxone DrugFacts. Retrieved from on 2022, February 23

What does “Recovery Friendly” mean?

When a Recovery Friendly environment is created, people in recovery and those impacted by SUDs can thrive. A Recovery Friendly Workplace shines a light on employment, with changes to best support talent.

They Recovery Friendly Symbol

The symbol signifies workplaces and communities that think differently. These workplaces are addressing substance use disorder head-on by providing employees and community members with important health information and promoting a Recovery Friendly environment.


  • Amethyst represents addiction recovery


  • The desire of survivors to move forward


  • Together we have a greater chance of recovering from addiction


  • The ribbon of a worthy cause


  • Offering cover and protection


  • Concern for and kindness to others 


       The Recovery Friendly symbol was generously designed and donated by Montagne Powers of Manchester, NH for New Hampshire RFW Initiative.

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