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Frisher, Martin and Baldacchino, Alex and Crome, Ilana and Bloor, Roger (2012) Preventing opioid overdoses in Europe: a critical assessment of known risk factors and preventative measures. Lisbon: European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction.

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This report is the outcome of a project into opioid overdoses. The remit was to focus on finding practical methods of overdose prevention. In order to fulfil this remit, a critical review of existing knowledge on overdose prevention was conducted. The report adds value to existing information by developing a methodology to classify and analyse risk and protective factors stratified by those involved (drug users, observers and organisations). The report then assesses the extent to which risk and protective factors can be potentially modified at different levels, e.g. individual, treatment setting, organisational and strategic. The report therefore has the potential to be updated as new information emerges.


Date:2012
Pages:82
Publisher:European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction
Place of Publication:Lisbon
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
Subjects:G Health and disease > Drugs and alcohol disorder > Drug use > Drug intoxication > Drugs and alcohol poisoning (overdose)
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Risk and protective factors > risk factors
B Drugs and alcohol substances > Opioids (opiates)
VA Geographic area > Europe
F Concepts in psychology > Specific attitude and behaviour > risk-taking behaviour

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