WHAT IS NALOXONE?
Brief Intervention to reverse effects of “OPIOD” overdose – so will remove opioid effects from receptors in brain, “buys a bit of time” until help arrives.
Naloxone reverses the effects of opioid drugs such as methadone and heroin. In the event of a suspected opioid overdose, it can temporarily reverse the effects of opioids by blocking the receptors in the brain where the opioids work for approximately 20-30 minutes.
Naloxone does not remove opioids from the body, after this time the opioids can reattach and there is a risk that the overdose state could return.
Naloxone hydrochloride is used to reduce the risk of fatality in individuals identified to be at risk of future opioid overdose. Naloxone has no psychoactive properties and has no intoxicating effects or dependence potential.
Who can supply the naloxone?
Staff and volunteers working within My Support Day and Family Recovery Everyone Everywhere (FREE) are trained to deliver Naloxone training.
We deliver a drop-in service for Naloxone training on the last Thursday of every month at Blantyre Beacons, 1 Station Road, Blantyre, G72 9AA from 2pm till 4pm.
For more information about our Naloxone training please fill out the form below.