Naxos Neighbors creates rapid response software that connects people in crisis with compassionate members of their community who provide resources and support to reduce negative outcomes. Naxos Neighbors has designed, , an app that provides opioid overdose observers with an anonymous, one button press to connect with a trained neighbor responder, ready to administer naloxone in a matter of minutes. Responders also provide substance use resources and support for the person in need. is planning a release 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.