May 29, 2024

Free NARCAN now available in several buildings across campus

a wall box containing NARCAN

FAN, a Metro Detroit-based nonprofit founded in 2007, has installed Rescue Boxes stocked with free NARCAN at multiple Schoolcraft College locations.

Schoolcraft College and Families Against Narcotics (FAN) have partnered to help make a difference and save lives here on campus.

FAN, a Metro Detroit-based nonprofit founded in 2007, has installed Rescue Boxes stocked with free NARCAN—an easy-to-use nasal spray that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose — at multiple Schoolcraft College locations to make the life-saving drug more accessible.

NARCAN (generic name naloxone) works by binding to the brain’s opioid receptors and displacing or blocking the effects of opioids like heroin, morphine, oxycodone, and fentanyl.

Even though the Food and Drug Administration recently approved over-the-counter distribution of NARCAN at pharmacies, the cost of the drug can still be prohibitive for some people. The NARCAN available via the FAN Rescue Boxes at Schoolcraft College is free to students, faculty, staff and the general public.

The Rescue Boxes can be found at the following locations on campus:

  • Trinity Sports Dome lobby near the Reception Desk
  • Physical Education Building main hallway near the AED
  • Vistatech Main Street hallway outside of Henry’s near the AED
  • Vistatech Hallway near the Diponio Room
  • Lower-level Waterman/Student Activities area near the Food Pantry
  • Main hallway of the Manufacturing & Engineer Center near the AED, 13001 Merriman

“Having NARCAN available on campus is just one more step Schoolcraft College is taking to help combat the opioid crisis,” said Lt. Matthew Mayes of the Schoolcraft College Police Department. “These resources are essential to keeping the community safe and we’re proud to offer them on campus to those who need them.”

The Rescue Boxes are accessible when the College is open, and anybody who would like to get free NARCAN can visit one of the locations.

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