Naloxone

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.