Naxos Neighbors has designed an app, Naxos OD, 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 can also provide addiction resources and support for the person in need.  Naxos OD is currently planning a release in the South Bend, IN area.  

Using Technology to Mobilize Communities and Reduce the Impact of the Opioid Epidemic

Naxos OD Key Features

One-button push - Immediate Help

When a call for help is made, the app searches nearby for trained responders carrying naloxone. A responder answers the call and is provided a map to quickly locate the person in need.

Connect to a Community

Members in the community can sign up to be responders. They are trained to use naloxone in an emergency situation and can determine when they want to be notified of nearby overdoses.

Anonymity For Drug users

A person can make an anonymous request for naloxone from a neighbor responder. The responder can then notify 911. This allows the overdose victim to receive naloxone without having the bystander's identity revealed to law enforcement.

Helping first responders

First Responders are overburdened by overdose calls. Our app can help lessen that burden by providing willing community members the ability to respond to nearby overdose calls.

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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. 

"The Alcohol and Addictions Resource Center support the efforts of Naxos Neighbors in developing a means to connect someone in an overdose emergency with someone who has Narcan. In this world of technology, an app that sends an “ask” for immediate help while the first responders are en route could mean the difference between life and death. I personally carry Narcan at all times and though I have not had the need to use it, I know those who have. I believe only good things can come from this effort."
Sharon Burden
Alcohol and Addictions Resource Center

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