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Scottish Drugs Forum. (2013) Take Home Naloxone (THN) overdose intervention training resources. Glasgow: Scottish Drugs Forum.

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Naloxone is a pharmaceutical drug which can temporarily reverse the effects of an opiate overdose, providing more time for an ambulance to arrive and treatment to be given.

The Scottish National Take Home Naloxone programme involves Naloxone being provided to those thought to be at risk of opiate overdose - once they have undergone specialist training. This training will also be available to their family, friends, carers, partners and other people they associate with and who are likely to be in the vicinity if an overdose occurs.

Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Other
Drug Type:Opioid
Intervention Type:AOD disorder harm reduction
Source:Scottish Drugs Forum
Publisher:Scottish Drugs Forum
Corporate Creators:Scottish Drugs Forum
Place of Publication:Glasgow
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)
L Social psychology and related concepts > Life event > Change or event related to family or friend > Death of family member or close friend
P Demography, epidemiology, and history > Population dynamics > Substance related mortality / death
VA Geographic area > Europe > United Kingdom > Scotland

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