Librarians and bin workers could be given training in how to use potentially life-saving drug overdose antidote in a Scots city. Councillors in Aberdeen have approved the project to give more council workers training in using naloxone amid surging drug deaths across the country.
A NaloxBox is a hard acrylic box mounted to an exterior wall with 24/7 access to naloxone. Kimberly Buck is a Narcan distributor for Overdose Lifeline, an Indiana nonprofit dedicated to helping individuals, families and communities affected by substance use disorder. She has been with the nonprofit since 2014 and was tasked with deciding where Jackson County’s two boxes would go and installing them as she receives them.
For new members of 12-step programs like Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous, naloxone can still seem like a symbol of drug use, according to new research. This can cause some people looking to kick drugs through these large abstinence-based fellowships to decline to carry the overdose-reversal drug, seeing it as a relic of a past life.
A team of people with experience of drug addiction will be patrolling the streets of Middlesbrough distributing potentially life-saving kits. They will be “engaging” with drug users who are not accessing services, to offer advice as well as naloxone, which can reverse the effects of an overdose.
Police Scotland officers have administered Naloxone for the first time, within two hours of receiving training in the use of the spray to reverse an opioid-related drug overdose. The constables, who are participating in a six-month test of change for the carriage and use of intra-nasal naloxone spray, responded to a call in Glasgow’s East End last night (Tuesday, 9 March, 2021) and successfully administered the reversal agent, stabilised the man until Scottish Ambulance Service clinicians attended and took over emergency medical care.
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