Naloxone for opioid overdose in people who use drugs
CPD Certified Provider of Training Excellence Training Approved by Skills for Care

Local authorities can prevent premature deaths from heroin and other opioid use by ensuring that naloxone is widely available. A recent survey showed that most local authorities provide naloxone, mostly through drug treatment services to drug treatment service users. All local authorities are advised to consider whether their local arrangements are effective at getting naloxone to where it is needed most. 

Naloxone can be supplied by a drug service to any individual needing access to it. This could be to:

  • An individual currently, or with a history of, using opiates 
  • A carer, family member or friend liable to be on hand in case of overdose 
  • A named individual in a hostel or other facility where drug users gather and might be at risk of overdose e.g. the manager or another staff member

Drug services in this context are commissioned by a local authority or the NHS and understood to include:

  • Specialist drug treatment services
  • Primary care drug services
  • Needle and syringe programmes, including those provided by pharmacies 
  • Pharmacy providing supervised consumption of opioid substitute medication

Naloxone can also be supplied on prescription to an individual currently – or with a history of – using illicit opiates, including someone leaving prison or receiving opioid substitution therapy. With the agreement of someone to whom naloxone can be prescribed, it can also be provided to their family members, carers, peers and friends

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

  • Individuals
  • Family members
  • Social workers
  • Housing workers
  • Social care

The course covers drug overdoses, treatment using Naloxone for opioid overdose in people who use drugs and first aid treatment.

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