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2019
EMCDDA
Latest update on drug-related deaths and mortality in Europe
The EMCDDA has published its latest update on Drug-related deaths and mortality in Europe. The updates presented to shed light on important public health challenges faced by European policymakers and stakeholders, with regard to monitoring, prevention, risk assessment, harm reduction and drug treatment.
2019
HARMREDUCTION EU
Naloxone-on-Release
This course contains guidelines on the use of naloxone after completing imprisonment, learn how to prevent an opiate overdose and explains what to do in the case of witnessing an opiate overdose.
2019
HARMREDUCTION.EU
Harm Reduction Coalition
In the Overdose Prevention section of their website they have a great selection of documents covering: News and Updates, Overview of Overdose, Tools and Best Practice Information, and Policy and Advocacy documents.
2019
HARMREDUCTION.EU
COPE Australia
Community Overdose Prevention and Education (COPE) is a community-based opioid overdose prevention initiative funded by the Victorian Government. COPE provides training and support to primary health and community organisation staff. These trained staff will provide educationto individuals who may be opioid users or potential overdose witnesses, such as a family member or friend.
2019
HARMREDUCTION.EU
Understanding the risks of mixing medications & street drugs
2019
HARMREDUCTION.EU
Ontario Harm Reduction Distribution Program: Naloxone Program
This website contains information relative to the Ontario Provincial Naloxone Program: naloxone order forms, staff training resources, and client educational resources. It also has a comprehensive Community-Based Naloxone Distribution Guidance Document.
2019
HARMREDUCTION.EU
Project Lazarus
Community-based Overdose Prevention from North Carolina and the Community Care Chronic Pain Initiative.
2019
HARMREDUCTION.EU
ERE
Useful downloadable resources including posters to engage with different audiences about overdose. Includes tools for drug and alcohol treatment providers to incorporate overdose into relapse prevention and discharge planning, conversation starters and an Opioid Overdose Prevention Card Game.
2019
HARMREDUCTION.EU
Guide to Developing & Managing Overdose Prevention & Take-Home Naloxone Projects Harm Reduction Coalition:
This manual is designed to outline the process of developing and managing an Overdose Prevention and Education Program, with or without a take-home naloxone component.
2019
HARMREDUCTION.EU
Opioid Overdose Reversal with Naloxone (Narcan, Evzio)
2019
HARMREDUCTION.EU
The Chicago Recovery Alliance
Using injectable Naloxone to Reverse Opiate Overdose
2019
HARMREDUCTION.EU
Naloxone Rescue for Opioid Overdose
Toolkid and FAQs
2019
Scottish Drugs Forum
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.
2019
WHO
Naloxone: A take-home antidote to drug overdose that saves lives
Information and WHO recommendation on opioid overdose
2019
AMS
Naloxone therapy in opioid overdose patients: intranasal or intravenous? A randomized clinical trial
2019
HARMREDUCTION.EU
Take Home Naloxone Program
2019
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
Opioid Overdose Prevention Programs Providing Naloxone to Laypersons — United States, 2014
2019
Drugs.com
Naloxone: Overview, Side Effects, Dosage
2019
BCCDC Harm Reduction Services
Fentanyl Safety
This page contains information on the signs and symptoms of opioid overdose, Naloxone spray and Naloxone intramuscular injection information.
2019
HSE
The HSE Naloxone Demonstration Project Update
2019
BCCDC Harm Reduction Services
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.
2019
Drug and Alcohol Information and Support
Naloxone: The Welsh Experience
A presentation by Ifor Glynn, Director, Swansea Drug Project, Wales
2019
National Addiction Centre
How strong is the evidence for benefit from take-home naloxone
Findings from application of the Bradford Hill criteria
2019
Springfield
Opioid commission needs a push on naloxone
2019
CNN
What is naloxone?
CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains how a "save shot" works in an actual heroin overdose
2019
PharmaWiki
Schweiz: Allgemeiner Überblick, Definitionen, Nebenwirkungen etc.
2019
Rettungs-Magazin 5/2019
Naloxon im Rettungsdienst
Nebenwirkungen etc.
2019
Fixpunkt
Fixpunkt
Aufklärungs- und Trainingsmaßnahmen zur Drogennot- und Todesfallprävention Ausführliche Informationen über das Drogennotfall/Naloxon-Projekt inkl. Sachberichte und dem Konzept
2019
Kompendium psychiatrische Pharmakotherapie
Targin (Oxycodon/Naloxon)
Zulassung bei Restless Legs Syndrom (RLS) als second-line Therapie
2019
WR Crime Prevention Council
Part 1 of 3 - Take Home Naloxone -- The Scottish Experience
This presentation will explore the Scottish context, the preparatory steps taken to introduce the national programme, the work undertaken to date and the priorities for the coming year.
2019
WR Crime Prevention Council
Part 2 of 3 - Take Home Naloxone -- The Scottish Experience
This presentation will explore the Scottish context, the preparatory steps taken to introduce the national programme, the work undertaken to date and the priorities for the coming year.
2019
WR Crime Prevention Council
Part 3 of 3 - Take Home Naloxone -- The Scottish Experience
This presentation will explore the Scottish context, the preparatory steps taken to introduce the national programme, the work undertaken to date and the priorities for the coming year.
2019
Veterans Health Administration
How to Use the VA Intramuscular Naloxone Kit
This video demonstrates how to train people on how to use VA Intramuscular Naloxone Kits.
2019
Boston Herald
Naloxone Nasal Spray Demonstration
Sarah Mackin, Program Manager at the Boston Public Health Commission explain the signs of someone who has taken an overdose and how to administer the naloxone nasal spray to hopefully save a life.
2019
Swansea Drugs Project
Making Naloxone Work
This film looks at some of the obstacles and challenges to setting up effective naloxone distribution that were faced by Swansea Drugs Project. The film includes interviews with key staff within the project and with Chief Superintendent Mark Mathias of Swansea Police.
2019
NARCAN®
NARCAN training video
This training video highlights how to administer NARCAN® Nasal Spray in the event of an opioid overdose emergency.
2019
NARCAN®
How to Use NARCAN® (naloxone HCl) Nasal Spray
This is a demonstration video on how to use NARCAN® (naloxone HCl) Nasal Spray properly.
2019
Oregon Health Authority
Using Nasal Naloxone to Reverse Opiate Overdose
Learning how to recognize an opiate drug overdose and administer naloxone can help save someone's life. This episode shows how to use nasal naloxone. Based on the training protocol created by the Oregon Health Authority.
2019
Scottish Drugs Forum
Scotland's national naloxone programme - why, how & what next?
Kirsten Horsburgh is National Naloxone Coordinator at the Scottish Drugs Forum. She provides training, development and coordination for this life-saving national programme, which is fully funded and supported by the Scottish Government. Speaking at Hit Hot Topics 2013, Kirsten presented about the development of naloxone distribution in Scotland, the latest statistics, and the challenges that remain.
2019
HARMREDUCTION.EU
Naloxone is Childs Play
This short film of simulated overdose and naloxone administration is to show how simple it can be to save a life. No one needs to die of an overdose.
2019
EHRN
I'm the Evidence: Naloxone Works! (UK)
Video produced as a result of "Training of Peer Distribution of Naloxone and Video Advocacy", organized in Vilnius, Lithuania, September 1-5, 2014, by Eurasian Harm Reduction Network.
2019
EHRN
I'm the Evidence: Naloxone Works! (Lithuania)
Video produced as a result of "Training of Peer Distribution of Naloxone and Video Advocacy", organized in Vilnius, Lithuania, September 1-5, 2014, by Eurasian Harm Reduction Network.
2019
EHRN
I'm the Evidence: Naloxone Works! (Italy)
Video produced as a result of "Training of Peer Distribution of Naloxone and Video Advocacy", organized in Vilnius, Lithuania, September 1-5, 2014, by Eurasian Harm Reduction Network.
2019
EHRN
I'm the Evidence: Naloxone Works! (France)
Video produced as a result of "Training of Peer Distribution of Naloxone and Video Advocacy", organized in Vilnius, Lithuania, September 1-5, 2014, by Eurasian Harm Reduction Network.
2019
EHRN
I'm the Evidence: Naloxone Works! (Estonia)
Video produced as a result of "Training of Peer Distribution of Naloxone and Video Advocacy", organized in Vilnius, Lithuania, September 1-5, 2014, by Eurasian Harm Reduction Network.
2019
EHRN
I'm the Evidence: Naloxone Works! (Denmark)
Video produced as a result of "Training of Peer Distribution of Naloxone and Video Advocacy", organized in Vilnius, Lithuania, September 1-5, 2014, by Eurasian Harm Reduction Network.
2019
Metadon - podstawy
Krótkie przewodnik dla zakładów karnych dotyczący stosowania metadonu
2019
Methadone – a guide for providers
Short guidelines for penal institutions on how to use methadone
2019
International Harm Reduction Development Program Open Society Institute
OVERDOSE Prevention and Response A Guide for People Who Use Drugs and Harm Reduction Staff in Eastern Europe and Central Asia by Matt Curtis and Lydia Guterman
This book, created by experienced overdose trainers and reviewed by peers and medical professionals, is intended as a resource for the development and implementation of overdose prevention and response programs by drug user activist groups and harm reduction organizations in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
2019
EMCDDA
Fact Sheet - Preventiong and reducing drug overdoses
Latest evidence from the EMCDDA shows that drug overdose deaths in Europe have risen for the third consecutive year (2 ). A total of 8 441 overdose deaths, mainly related to heroin and other opioids, are estimated to have occurred in Europe in 2015 (28 EU, Turkey and Norway), representing a 6% increase on the 2014 figure of 7 950 in the 30 countries.
2019
EMCDDA 2018
Preventing Overdose Deaths in Europe
Reducing drug-related deaths therefore remains a major challenge for public health policy. This analysis describes some of the factors that increase the risk of fatal and non-fatal overdoses and a number of interventions developed to prevent these events
2019
Journal Urban Health, 11 January 2019; M.L Nolan et al.
Increased Presence of Fentanyl in Cocaine Involved Fatal Overdoses: Implications for Prevention
This study aims to determine the contribution of opioids, and fentanyl in particular, to the increase in cocaine-involved overdose death from 2015 to 2016.
2019
International AIDS Society 2019
Women who Inject Drugs: Overlooked, yet Visable
This brief provides a comprehensive overview on women and injection drug use. Gender inequality is greatly magnified among women who inject drugs. Women who inject drugs are uniquely vulnerable to medical, legal, economic and social consequences, genderbased violence and loss of custody of their children, and experience high levels of stigma, both within the general society and among the community of people who use drugs.
2019
EMCDDA 2018
Perspectives on Drugs: Preventing Overdose Deaths in Europe, EMCDDA 2018
This EMCDDA analysis describes some of the factors that increase the risk of fatal and non-fatal overdoses and a number of interventions developed to prevent these events.
2019
PCM Scientific
Naloxone Focus Report
The ‘Naloxone in Europe’ focus report summarises the current landscape of naloxone and Take Home Nalaxone (THN) programmes across Europe, detailing the case of Scotland as an example of good THN practice.
2019
Drugnet Ireland, 2014 Issue 49
European research on risk factors for overdose, Drugnet Ireland Issue 49
The literature points to several main areas for prevention, both to reduce the risk of an overdose occurring and to prevent fatality in the event of an overdose.
2019
Wolters Kluwer Health,American Society of Health-System Pharmacists,Cerner MultumandIBM Watson Micromedex.
Drugs.com
Drugs.com is the largest, most widely visited, independent medicine information website available on the Internet.
2019
Release
SAVING LIVES: Best practice guidance on the provision of naloxone for people who might experience or witness an opioid overdose
Building on the findings from Release’s research on naloxone in England, Release hosted the Naloxone Steering Group 2019 in April 2019, in partnership with the National Addiction Centre at King’s College London. The objective of the steering group was to get key stakeholders together for a day to discuss some of the main aspects of naloxone provision in the UK and to produce guidelines on the provision of naloxone for people who might experience or witness an opioid overdose.
2019
EMCDDA 2018
Perspectives on Drugs: Preventing Overdose Deaths in Europe, EMCDDA 2018
This EMCDDA analysis describes some of the factors that increase the risk of fatal and non-fatal overdoses and a number of interventions developed to prevent these events.
2019
PCM Scientific are the scientific secretariat and conference organiser for Improving Outcomes in the Treatment of Opioid Dependence (2017)
Nalxone Focus Report
With the aim of expanding on this topic, this ‘Naloxone in Europe’ focus report summarises the current landscape of naloxone and Take Home Nalaxone (THN) programmes across Europe, detailing the case of Scotland as an example of good THN practice.
2020
C-EHRN
Overdose Prevention –Status Quo and Challenges
An innovative way of preventing opiate overdose deaths is through emerging online technologies.Online user forums as well as informative websites and mobile phone apps, are an asset in improvingaccess to both information and naloxone itself.
2020
C-EHRN
Overdose Prevention –new technology-based Solutions
Fatal and non-fatal overdoses related to opiates use are on the rise in many parts of the world, with North America, Australia and Central Asia being the most affected regions. In Europe as well opioid-related overdose deaths show a continuous increase, at least since 2013. Naloxone is the centrepiece of the response to opioid overdose. This opioid antagonist medication rapidly and completely reversesthe effects of opioids and thus, when timely administered, prevents opiate overdose death. Globally, about half of the countries (101 out of 196) had registered injectable naloxone by September 2017, a requirement for the drug to be legally available in the country and for licenses to be issued for the manufacture, importation and/or distribution of the drug. In Europe, by the same time, 80% of the countries (37 out of 45) had Naloxone registered by national authorities. Lack of legislation and registration can hinder Naloxone access. Policymakers and advocates can count with several guidelines to support them in drafting required policies and standard operating procedures to allowthe drug’s manufacture, importation and/or distribution.
2020
Centre for Disease Control and Prevention
Evidence-Based Strategiesfor Preventing Opioid Overdose:What’s Working in the United StatesAn introduction for public heath, law enforcement,local organizations, and others striving to serve their community
This document is to assist community leaders,local and regional organizers, non-profit groups, lawenforcement, public health, and members of thepublic in understanding and navigating effectivestrategies to prevent opioid overdose in theircommunities.
2019
Drugnet Ireland, 2014 Issue 49
European research on risk factors for overdose, Drugnet Ireland Issue 49
The literature points to several main areas for prevention, both to reduce the risk of an overdose occurring and to prevent fatality in the event of an overdose.
2019
The International AIDS Society (IAS)
Access saves lives: Opioid overdose treatment
To mark International Overdose Awareness Day on 31 August, the IAS is pleased to announce the publication of a new policy brief: “Access saves lives: Opioid overdose treatment.” It outlines the extent of opioid deaths worldwide and how these could be prevented by enhanced and timely access to Naloxone, an effective antidote that reverses an opioid overdose if administered quickly enough.
2020
Guidelines for naloxone provision upon release from prison and other custodial settings

Guidelines for naloxone provision upon release from prison and other custodial settings - a hands-on toolkit for policy makers and practitioners on how to set up and run naloxone programmes for overdose prevention upon release from prison and other custodial settings.

The toolkit aim at providing hands-on recommendations for policy makers and practitioners from prison health services on how to promote, initiate and manage interventions related to overdose prevention through naloxone programs and how to organise related training and capacity building.

Kirsten Horsburgh from the Scottish Drugs Forum, author of the guidelines, analysed information and literature available from a number of European countries as well as relying on the Scottish national naloxone programme experience, with particular reference to interventions focusing on people leaving prison.