Scottish Naloxonein the news

  • NATIONAL FORUM ON DRUG-RELATED DEATHS IN SCOTLAND ANNUAL REPORT 2014

    The National Forum on Drug-Related Deaths releases Annual Report containing recommendations for 2014 and Scottish Government responses to the Forum 2013 recommendations.

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  • Family members trained to bring addicts back from the dead

    Tayside drug addicts are being brought back from the dead by their loved ones when they overdose. The head of a local drugs partnership said lives are being saved because family members are being given training in how to use a heroin overdose reversal kit.

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  • Analysis of existing DRD figures published today

    “By providing further context around these deaths, and by studying the contributing factors, we can ensure that more families in Scotland can avoid the painful loss of a loved one to drug use." - Minister for Community Safety & Legal Affairs, Paul Wheelhouse

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  • Parents dying of drug abuse

    MORE than a third of people dying from drug abuse in Scotland are parents, according to official analysis. In one year, 273 children north of the border lost their mother or father to drug misuse - the third highest figure in recent years.

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  • Take-home naloxone to prevent fatalities from opiate-overdose: Protocol for Scotland’s public health policy evaluation

    In 2011, Scotland became the first nation to adopt take-home naloxone (THN) as a funded public health policy and to put in place a science-led formal before/after evaluation. We summarise the background and rigorous set-up for Scotland’s before/after monitoring of its high-risk opioid fatalities.

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  • Scottish Programme mentioned in HRI Report

    Harm Reduction International have released their 'Global State of Harm Reduction 2014' report, and the Scottish naloxone programme gets a mention.

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Film: training

Swansea10 min film shows how quick and easy it can be to opportunistically train people attending the needle exchange.

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Film: Reach For Me

Reach For MeDocumentary discussing naloxone distribution in the USA and problems caused by drug shortages.

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Naloxone Kits

Naloxone Kits 
ISD Scotland have released their report into the number of naloxone kits issued.

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Kits

Oct 2014
now available

DRD Report

National Drug-Related Deaths Database  Have released their yearly report into deaths in Scotland. 

 

DRD Scotland

DRD Report

April 2015
now available

WHO Guide

The WHO have released a guide to community management of opiod overdose. 

 

WHO Guide

WHO Guide

Nov 2014
now available

PHE Naloxone Briefing

Public Health England Have released a briefing on naloxone in England.

 

PHE Breifing

Breifing

Feb 2015
now available

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