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European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. (2015) Preventing fatal overdoses: a systematic review of the effectiveness of take-home naloxone. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union. 37 p. EMCDDA Papers


Drug overdose is one of the major causes of death among young people in Europe. This paper considers how naloxone — an effective antidote that can reverse opioid intoxication — combined with training in first aid for coping with an overdose for people who are not health professionals can help save lives. The evidence from the 21 studies analysed shows that educational and training interventions for peers and family members, complemented by take-home naloxone, may help decrease overdose-related mortality.

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Background
Methods

  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusions
  • References
  • Annexes
  • Acknowledgements
Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Review
Drug Type:Opioid
Intervention Type:AOD disorder harm reduction
Source:European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction
Date:January 2015
Pages:37 p.
Publisher:Publications Office of the European Union
Corporate Creators:European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction
Place of Publication:Luxembourg
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
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Subjects:B Substances > Opioids (opiates)
B Substances > Opioids (opiates) > Opioid product > Naloxone
G Health and disease > Substance use disorder > Drug use > Drug intoxication > Poisoning (overdose)
VA Geographic area > Europe

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