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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. EMCDDA Papers.

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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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Abstract
Background
Methods

  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusions
  • References
  • Annexes
  • Acknowledgements
Item Type
Report
Publication Type
International, Review
Drug Type
Opioid
Intervention Type
Harm reduction
Date
January 2015
Identification #
EMCDDA Papers
Pages
37 p.
Publisher
Publications Office of the European Union
Corporate Creators
European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction
Place of Publication
Luxembourg
EndNote
Accession Number
HRB (Electronic Only)

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