Scottish Naloxonein the news

  • Over 500 life-saving kits handed out in Dundee

    A kit that is being used in the fight to stop people dying from drugs overdoses could have saved as many as 40 lives in Dundee during the last year, an addiction charity has said.

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  • National Naloxone Programme Scotland - Monitoring Report 2014/15

    A total of 7,376 THN kits were issued in Scotland in 2014/15, an increase of 14% on the previous year, bringing the cumulative number of kits issued since the start of the program (2011/12 to 2014/15) to 21,140.

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  • 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.

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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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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 Report 
ISD Scotland have released their report into the of Scottish naloxone programme.

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Oct 2015
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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RT @T_M_Stanley: 1st responders now able to purchase naloxone thru @MassDPH (discounted price) to increase access to this life-saving drug …