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Dermody, Aoife and Gardner, Caroline and Quigley, M and Cullen, Walter (2014) Preventing and responding to overdose in McGarry House, Novas. Limerick: Novas Initiatives.

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This report details the findings of research conducted with the residents of McGarry House, staff of McGarry House and a number of professional stakeholders in the Mid-Western region between May and October 2013. The research was conducted through surveys, interviews and focus groups with residents and external stakeholders to explore the following issues:

• Personal experience of overdose among residents
• Experience of overdose as a bystander (residents and staff)
• Risk behaviours and perception of risk in relation to overdose among residents
• Understanding of overdose prevention and harm reduction among staff and residents
• The system of preventing and responding to overdose in McGarry House
• Recommendations for effective supports for people who may be at risk of overdose and those who provide professional support to them (residents, staff and external professional stakeholders)

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