Overdose prevention

Overdose deaths are preventable.  Harm reduction offers evidence-based tools and strategies that reduce the risk of dying from a drug overdose. Almost 200 people die from an overdose every day, which equals 70,000 avoidable deaths every year.

People who use drugs can be supported with information to mitigate the risk of an overdose and to stop an overdose while it’s happening.



Scotland’s Take-Home Naloxone Programme

The overall aim of the National Naloxone Programme is to contribute to a reduction in fatal opioid overdoses in Scotland. Naloxone is a medication that temporarily reverses the effects of opioid overdose, available to anyone at risk of opioid overdose.

Scotland’s Take-Home Naloxone Programme Website, English






Fentanyl Safety

This page contains information on the signs and symptoms of opioid overdose, Naloxone spray and Naloxone intramuscular injection information.

Fentanyl Safety Website, English


HOW TO USE NALOXONE

Overdose prevention and response materials to educate people how to use naloxone. There are also resources for Take Home Naloxone sites that distribute kits.

HOW TO USE NALOXONE Website, English

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ISFF
FUAS
Correlation Network