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Deacy, JJP and Houghton, Frank (2019) The administration of naloxone social care worker perspectives and experiences. Irish Medical Journal , 112 , (7) , pp. 975-979.

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Opioid addiction in many countries has risen considerably in recent years, leading to the increasing use of terms such as the Opioid Crisis and the Opioid Epidemic 1. Substantial international attention has focused on this issue following significant increases in opioid related overdoses resulting in death 1-2. This phenomenon has been particularly marked in countries such as the USA and the UK 3. It is estimated that in 2015 Europe experienced 8,441 deaths from opioid overdose 2. The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) notes that Ireland has also experienced a significant rise in opioid and methadone related deaths in recent years 2. Evidence suggests that on average heroin users will overdose three times in their lifetime 4, and that one in two heroin addicts will die from an overdose.

Item Type:Article
Date:August 2019
Page Range:pp. 975-979
Publisher:Irish Medical Organisation
Volume:112
Number:7
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
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Subjects:B Substances > Opioids (opiates) > Opioid product > Naloxone
P Demography, epidemiology, and history > Population dynamics > Substance related mortality / death
T Demographic characteristics > Substance or health care worker
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland

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