Naloxone/Needle Exchange

Needle Exchange Program of Asheville
Needle exchange, harm reduction information, free condoms, free HIV and HCV testing
Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm
554 Fairview Road, Asheville, NC 28803
(828) 252-7489

The Steady Collective-Free Naloxone (Overdose reversal)
Comprehensive harm reduction service that provides free access to naloxone, syringes, cottons, cookers, alcohol swabs, tourniquets, condoms, harm reduction education, biohazard containers/disposal and information on healthcare and treatment options.

Hours and locations can be found on our calendar (
For additional information, please feel free to email or call or (800)-898-5801.

Email:  and/or or

Address of fixed site: 610 Haywood Rd. Asheville (every other Tuesday)/ 39 S. Market St. Asheville (every other Tuesday)


FREE Overdose Kits (Naloxone) and Needle Exchange: 1:30p-4p Tuesdays, Firestorm Books & Coffee, 610 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806

FREE Overdose Kits (Naloxone) and Needle Exchange: 10a-3p Wednesdays, Haywood St. Church, 297 Haywood St Suite #2, Asheville, NC 28801

FREE Overdose Kits (Naloxone): 9a-5p Mon-Fri, Sunrise Community, 370 N Louisiana Ave. Ste. C4, Asheville, NC 28806

Naloxone in Western Carolina: Asheville, Clyde, Waynesville, Arden, Weaverville, Marion-

If you would like to receive NARCAN or other type of overdose rescue kit, call or email Hyun Namkoong with the NCHRC by phone at 919-218-4505 (call or text) or at


NOTE: The “911 Good Samaritan/Access to Naloxone” bill allows for a standing order distribution, meaning that medical practitioners can dispense naloxone without the provider present.   Also known as SB20, the 2013 law lifts the fear of calling for medical assistance in the event of a drug overdose. Under SB20, witnesses and victims of an overdose have limited criminal immunity from prosecution for small amounts of most drugs and paraphernalia that may be found as a result of calling for help. The immunity also applies to underage drinkers who seek help for alcohol poisoning, but the caller must give their real name and stay with the victim.


As of August 1, 2015, a person who seeks medical assistance for someone experiencing a drug overdose cannot be considered in violation of a condition of parole, probation, or post-release, even if that person was arrested. The victim is also protected. Also, the caller must provide his/her name to 911 or law enforcement to qualify for the immunity.