Chula Vista home to first Naloxone vending machine

South Bay is the first naloxone vending machine in operation at the McAlister South Bay Regional Recovery Center in Chula Vista, a “groundbreaking resource to battle fatal opioid overdoses,” according to a release from the San Diego County News Center on March 8.

“You don’t have to be a member of the Center to use it,” wrote County of San Diego Communications Office’s Anita Lightfoot. “The new machine will put opioid overdose medication in the hands of anyone who wants it, free of charge.”

This is part of the County’s comprehensive Harm Reduction Plan and the first of several other vending machines scheduled to be installed across the region.

The McAlister South Bay Regional Recovery Center is located at 1180 Third Ave., Ste C-3.