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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National Naloxone Programme Scotland: Monitoring Report 2017/18

Since the beginning of the National Naloxone Programme, the Scottish Government has commissioned Information Services Division (ISD) to report on THN kit distribution using monitoring data supplied by NHS Boards. This report presents information on the number of THN kits issued from 2011/12 to 2017/18. Data are presented separately for kits issued from community outlets, kits issued in prisons at the point of prisoner release and kits dispensed via community prescription. The number and percentage of opioid-related deaths that occurred within four or twelve weeks of prison release or hospital discharge are also presented.

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Drug misuse and dependence: UK guidelines on clinical management

Often called the Orange Book, this is guidance for clinicians treating people with drug problems. These guidelines are intended primarily for clinicians providing drug treatment for people who misuse or are dependent on drugs. Clinicians in this context are psychiatrists and other doctors, nurses, psychologists, pharmacists, keyworkers and other workers providing drug treatment, as well as health and social care professionals who provide limited periods of support for the treatment of drug misuse and dependence (such as during hospitalisations). The guidelines will also be useful to those commissioning drug treatment and to those considering or undergoing drug treatment, their family, friends and carers.

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Health matters: preventing drug misuse deaths

This professional resource from Public Health England (PHE) outlines how providers and commissioners can prevent deaths from drug abuse. This includes costings of drug abuse, statistics and advice on solutions that can be provided, including wider provision of take home naloxone.

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