Naloxone is a drug which can temporarily reverse the action of an opiod (for example heroin or methadone) overdose.
It has been used for many years by doctors and nurses to help restore breathing.
Opiods include heroin, methadone and dihydrocodeine.
In Scotland doctors and nurses can provide Naloxone to people at risk of an opiod overdose. Now we are able to train people at risk of opiod overdose, their friends, and family to give Naloxone for opiod overdose.
Naloxone should be given to anyone suspected of an opiod overdose. It is a very safe drug so even if it does no good, it will do no harm.
Naloxone is available at the Needle Exchange Service.
We can train you how to save a life - Just ask at the desk!
For more information visit https://naloxone.org.uk/ or http://www.sdf.org.uk/