Save SomeOne! That's the message from the new look information materials on Scotland's world-leading lifesaving community-based naloxone programme which are being launched across the country this week.
The materials enhance the focus on promoting the role of everyone in the community – frontline professionals engaging with drug users in any setting, drug users, families, friends and carers – in using naloxone to reverse life-threatening opioid overdose emergencies before emergency healthcare professionals can intervene.
The suite of materials includes
- Posters: aimed at promoting naloxone training among people who use drugs, families, carers, and anyone else who may be interested in getting involved in training to administer this life-saving medication
- Naloxone Can be a Lifesaver: booklet on how to deal with an overdose emergency
- Drug-related Deaths - What You Should Know: booklet on preventing overdose and other drug-related deaths including through infections including anthrax, hepatitis B and C and other blood borne viruses; aimed at people who use drugs, families, carers and professionals engaging with drug users