Naloxone is a medicine used to treat opiod overdoses (drugs such as heroin, morphine, methadone)
Naloxone is capable of temporarily reversing the life-threatening effects of drugs such as heroin, morphine and methadone. It could save someone's life.
People who may benefit from carrying naloxone could include:
- friends/ family of people who are at risk of overdose
- people at risk of overdose
- staff working where the people who use those services are at risk of overdose
Before you can carry Naloxone, you must complete some basic training on overdose awareness, first-aid, and how to use Naloxone.
If you are interested in carrying Naloxone in Bournemouth, contact the BEAT.
Naloxone is provides through Public Health Heath Dorset's take-home Naloxone Programme.