Naloxone Conference Poster

Written by Kirsten Horsburgh

Naloxone Conference Poster

This poster was designed during the National Drugs-Related Deaths Conference. It's based on the speakers' presentations and the event as a whole. You can also download the image as a large pdf file.

Naloxone Saves Lives Prezi

Written by Kirsten Horsburgh

Naloxone Saves Lives Prezi

I was delighted to be asked to deliver a presentation on the Scottish Naloxone Programme at the recent King’s College ‘Naloxone Saves Lives’ conference in London. Despite the short notice the event was well attended and it appeared that the majority of people there were impressed by the programme in Scotland and would like to see more availability of take-home naloxone in England.

Drugs Related Deaths Conference Photos

Written by Kirsten Horsburgh

Drugs Related Deaths Conference Photos

On the 29th of August the Scottish Drugs Forum hosted a national conference to look at the current situation with drug-related deaths in Scotland, we had some great speakers and the event wen't really well. Of course we'll soon be putting the presentation online with a fuller report on the day, but for now I thought you might like to see some of the photos of the event.

Dundee Naloxone Harm Reduction Cafe

Written by Kirsten Horsburgh

Dundee Naloxone Harm Reduction Cafe

The evening prior to the National Drug-Related Death Conference in Dundee, Scotland, the National Naloxone team at Scottish Drugs Forum hosted a naloxone cafe event as part of their activities to mark International Overdose Awareness Day.

My work with the naloxone programme

Written by David McDermott

My work with the naloxone programme

I first became involved in the Naloxone Programme when I worked at New Horizon community Rehabilitation Project in the east end of Glasgow, I had initially completed the Naloxone Training for Trainers through SDF in 2007 but due to work and training constraints, I was never able to fully integrate naloxone training in to my work.

Minister visits one of the first Naloxone Peer Networks

Written by Kirsten Horsburgh

Minister visits one of the first Naloxone Peer Networks

We were very grateful to the Minister, Roseanna Cunningham, for attending New Horizon to hear about their great work with naloxone to try to reduce the number of drug related deaths in their community. The day was planned in conjunction with the release of the figures of take home naloxone supplies in Scotland during 2012/13 which shows encouraging signs that there has been an increase in supplies.

Naloxone Poster

Written by Kirsten Horsburgh

Naloxone Poster

The 'infogram' style poster that I presented at the International Harm Reduction Conference. This shows the amount of activity on the Scottish National Naloxone Programme.

A lot's happened in a few months

Written by Kirsten Horsburgh

A lot's happened in a few months

One of the most significant changes has been the departure of Stephen Malloy, National Naloxone Co-ordinator. Stephen left SDF in December and is now the director of his own training and consultancy company. I wish him all the best with his new venture, he was extremely supportive to me in my role and I learnt a lot from him. I hope to be able to work in partnership with him in the future on a project or two.