Naloxone – Saving lives
What is it? Naloxone is a medication used to block the effects of opioids, especially in overdose. It is only effective for opioid overdoses like heroin, methadone, opium, codeine, morphine and buprenorphine and will not work with any other drugs.
Why would I need it? It can often be family members, partners or significant others who are first on the scene of an overdose. This can be a frightening experience but learning about Naloxone and undertaking a short training session can help loved ones feel more confident in administering this medication in an emergency situation until other help arrives.
What will I learn? You will be given a short training session so that you:
- Understand the causes of opiate overdose
- Know how to recognise overdose signs
- Know what action to take in the event of an overdose
- Understand what naloxone is and how it is used
- Have myths and misconceptions about overdose dispelled
- Feel more confident in dealing with an overdose
Contact us for more information or watch the short video below.