Naxos Neighbors creates rapid response software that connects people in crisis with trained neighbors who provide support to reduce negative outcomes. Naxos Neighbors has designed, , an app that provides opioid overdose bystanders with an anonymous, one-button press to connect with trained neighbor responders, ready to administer naloxone and provide immediate connections to harm reduction and treatment resources. is planning a pilot in the South Bend, IN area.
Using Technology to Mobilize Communities and Reduce the Impact of the Opioid Epidemic
How does naloxone work?
Naloxone reverses the effects of an opioid overdose by knocking the opioids off brain receptors. The breathing of a person who is overdosing can slow or stop, resulting in death. Naloxone can restore normal respiration to the person, preventing brain damage or death.