No. Recently the American Medical Association endorsed the training of lay people in the use of Narcan (naloxone) to prevent overdoses. Also the director of Office of National Drug Control Policy,Gil Kerlikowski (the U.S. Drug Czar), remarked that naloxone distribution is a key component of overdose prevention.
Naloxone only affects people who are using opioids. If a person is not having an overdose but has been using opioids, Naloxone will put them into immediate withdrawal. This can be very uncomfortable for the person, but is not life threatening.
Giving naloxone to overdosing people has not resulted in dangerous health outcomes for that person; (*b)
Drug users are willing to give naloxone to each other; (*c)
Naloxone availability does not increase drug use. (*d)
Thousands of opioid overdoses have been reversed with naloxone. In the United States, Narcan™ (naloxone) distribution programs generally provide overdose prevention and recognition training along with a prescription of take-home Narcan™ (naloxone). More than 100 programs that distribute naloxone to opiate users are operating in at least 15 states.