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Preventing overdose deaths in Europe

More than 9 000 lives were reported to be lost to drug overdoses in Europe (28 EU Member States, Turkey and Norway) in 2016, the latest reporting year, and this is an underestimate. Reducing drug-related deaths therefore remains a major challenge for public health policy. This analysis describes some of the factors that increase the risk of fatal and non-fatal overdoses and a number of interventions developed to prevent these events. Part of the ‘Perspectives on drugs’ (PODs) series, launched alongside the annual European Drug Report, these designed-for-the-web interactive analyses aim to provide deeper insights into a selection of important issues.

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Take Home Naloxone Toolkit

The Improving Outcomes in the Treatment of Opioid Dependence (IOTOD) educational initiative have released a Take Home Naloxone toolkit including training materials and other resources to help you start a THN programme.

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