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National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse. [National Treatment Agency (UK)] (2011) The NTA overdose and naloxone training programme for families and carers. London: National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse. 7 p. Gateway number: 16310

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In 2010 the NTA helped 16 pilot sites across England to train the carers and relations of opiate misusers to respond to drug overdoses and use the antidote naloxone.

The project appears to have helped save lives. This was despite difficulties with recruitment, and limited evidence that carers are the most appropriate people to receive the training. While those carers who were trained said they found it valuable, a wider impact may be possible if the training focuses on all service users at risk of opioid overdose.

An overview of the main findings of the project follows, along with advice for local areas interested in setting up their own training programmes for carers. The appendices provide more detail about how the project was run and how the sites were evaluated.


Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Report
Drug Type:Opioid
Intervention Type:AOD disorder harm reduction, Education and training
Source:National Treatment Agency (UK)
Date:2011
Pages:7 p.
Publisher:National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse
Corporate Creators:National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse
Place of Publication:London
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
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Subjects:B Substances > Opioids (opiates) > Opioid product > Naloxone
G Health and disease > Substance use disorder > Drug use > Drug intoxication > Poisoning (overdose)
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Substance use prevention > Substance use harm reduction
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health related prevention > Health information and education
L Social psychology and related concepts > Marital relations > Family and kinship > Family relations > Family role
P Demography, epidemiology, and history > Population dynamics > Substance related mortality / death
VA Geographic area > Europe > United Kingdom

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