ACMD public evidence gathering: request for written evidence

Forms for members of the public to provide written evidence on young people’s drug use and naloxone provision.

Following advice in response to COVID-19, 3 public evidence gathering days which were being arranged by the ACMD to inform reports on young people’s drug use and naloxone provision have been postponed until further notice. We are instead inviting relevant stakeholders to provide written submissions to help support these workstreams.

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A Crucial Conversation

Many of us have had to address the concerns of those who feared that the supply of Take Home Naloxone would increase risk taking behaviours among opiate users, but today we’re able to point to a continually increasing global evidence base that naloxone saves lives. (Links to a PDF of DDN magazine, naloxone article on p16).

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Science historian examines how an anti-overdose medication helped revolutionize America’s view of drug addiction

Campbell’s deeply researched book is driven by her desire to understand why it took so long for naloxone, and overdose prevention, to hit the mainstream. She discovered a group of varied protagonists — drug users, advocates, scientists and others — whose stories illustrate how naloxone, scientific progress and advocacy slowly shifted social attitudes. Over time, naloxone helped change society’s focus from preventing drug use to helping people reduce its negative consequences. This harm-reduction model has empowered the people most affected by opioids.

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