Scottish Naloxonein the news

  • Drug-related deaths in Scotland reach highest level on record

    The number of drug-related deaths in Scotland has risen to its highest level since records began. The National Records of Scotland report revealed 613 people died as a result of drugs in 2014. A director of a Church of Scotland social care group said the rise was "related" to government cuts.

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  • Scottish Drugs Related Deaths Report

    The National Records of Scotland (NRS) have just released the annual Drug-Related Deaths report for 2014. The report provides statistics of drug-related deaths in 2014 and earlier years, broken down by age, sex, selected drugs reported, underlying cause of death and NHS Board and Council areas. The report states that there were 613 drug-related deaths were registered in Scotland.

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    The National Forum on Drug-Related Deaths releases Annual Report containing recommendations for 2014 and Scottish Government responses to the Forum 2013 recommendations.

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  • Parents dying of drug abuse

    MORE than a third of people dying from drug abuse in Scotland are parents, according to official analysis. In one year, 273 children north of the border lost their mother or father to drug misuse - the third highest figure in recent years.

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  • Family members trained to bring addicts back from the dead

    Tayside drug addicts are being brought back from the dead by their loved ones when they overdose. The head of a local drugs partnership said lives are being saved because family members are being given training in how to use a heroin overdose reversal kit.

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  • Take-home naloxone to prevent fatalities from opiate-overdose: Protocol for Scotland’s public health policy evaluation

    In 2011, Scotland became the first nation to adopt take-home naloxone (THN) as a funded public health policy and to put in place a science-led formal before/after evaluation. We summarise the background and rigorous set-up for Scotland’s before/after monitoring of its high-risk opioid fatalities.

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Film: training

Swansea10 min film shows how quick and easy it can be to opportunistically train people attending the needle exchange.

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Film: Reach For Me

Reach For MeDocumentary discussing naloxone distribution in the USA and problems caused by drug shortages.

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Naloxone Kits

Naloxone Kits 
ISD Scotland have released their report into the number of naloxone kits issued.

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Oct 2014
now available

DRD Report

National Drug-Related Deaths Database  Have released their yearly report into deaths in Scotland. 


DRD Scotland

DRD Report

April 2015
now available

WHO Guide

The WHO have released a guide to community management of opiod overdose. 


WHO Guide

WHO Guide

Nov 2014
now available

PHE Naloxone Briefing

Public Health England Have released a briefing on naloxone in England.


PHE Breifing


Feb 2015
now available

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