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Naloxone on-release

Naloxone on-release

This course gives participants the opportunity to analyse key aspects of drug-related deaths provision upon release from prison and other custodial settings, learn how to prevent an opiate overdose and explains what to do in the case of witnessing an opiate overdose. By the end of the course, participants will also have an understanding of the opiate overdose reversal medication naloxone, where to obtain a kit and how to utilize it in the case of an overdose. 

This course is to support prison doctors, prison health care workers, NGOs, people who come into contact with people who use drugs, GPs, nurses, teachers, police, housing workers and social workers and mental health workers.

Subjects of course:

  • Identify  the signs and symptoms an opioid overdose and explain how to prevent an overdose
  • What is Naloxone and how its use.
  • How Naloxone is used in Scottish prisons.

This free course is a product of the project “My first 48 hours out – comprehensive approaches to pre and post-prison release interventions for drug users in the criminal justice system”.

The course is currently accessible via old e-learning platform at

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