COVID-19 Guidance for Naloxone Kit Distribution (Toronto, Canada)

The intersecting drug toxicity and COVID-19 crises are creating challenges for harm reduction and naloxone programs, requiring us to adapt our practice in order to maintain the health of clients, the community and staff. Naloxone distribution remains a vital lifesaving service. The ways in which programs are conducted must take into consideration up-to-date information about COVID-19, and related infection prevention and control recommendations.

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Saving Lives: Best practice guidance on the provision of naloxone

Release have developed best practice guidance for the provision of naloxone. Building on the findings from Release’s research on naloxone in England, Release hosted the Naloxone Steering Group 2019 in April 2019, in partnership with the National Addiction Centre at King’s College London. The objective of the steering group was to get key stakeholders together for a day to discuss some of the main aspects of naloxone provision in the UK and to produce guidelines on the provision of naloxone for people who might experience or witness an opioid overdose.

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Opioid Overdose Aftercare

If someone you care about just survived an overdose, you’re probably looking for what to do next to help the person and yourself. The person may be your child, partner, parent, friend, or co-worker, and your relationship may be intense and involved or more limited. You might feel terrified, angry, relieved, helpless, grateful, defeated, all of those, or some other combination of feelings. You may have just discovered that they use opioids; you may have known for a long time and have been through this before; or you may use with the person and know a lot about their use. You may have been the one to rescue them from overdose.

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Peer-To-Peer Distribution of Naloxone: Technical Briefing

This Technical Briefing provides a description of Peer-to-Peer Distribution of Naloxone (P2PN). This is based on six case studies of pioneers of P2PN; three from the UK and three international examples that inform the guidance in this Technical Briefing. This document will inform and be extended following a pilot of P2PN in four sites in England in 2019. These will be supported by small grants from EuroNPUD. The learning from this pilot will help test the model and peer education approach promoted in this briefing.

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