4 more naloxone resources you just have to check out
Earlier in the week I posted about 3 Naloxone resources you just had to see. Continuing with the theme, I thought I would bring to your notice some more fantastic information resources from across the globe that support advocacy for, and the development of programs that enable greater access to naloxone.
Administered by HIT for the Scottish Drugs Forum this website provides a comprehensive catalogue of resources regarding Naloxone in the UK. The website includes both written materials and a range of videos along with a regular blog written by Kirsten Horsburgh, National Naloxone Coordinator for the Scottish Drugs Forum. The real time tracking of the Twitter hashtag in a horizontal feed near the bottom of the homepage is a nice touch and a great way to find other naloxone advocates on Twitter.
You can check out the site here: Naloxone.org.uk
Naloxone.ie| Naloxone Saves Lives
Administered by Irish Needle Exchange Forum, Naloxone.ie collates articles pertinent to naloxone and overdose prevention from across the globe. Like the Naloxone.org.uk site, Naloxone.ie also provides links to a range of resources and videos relevant to naloxone.
You can check out the site here: Naloxone.ie
ATODA – Expanding naloxone provision in the ACT
ATODA is the peak organisation for alcohol and other drugs services in the Australian Capital Territory. For a small organisation with a relatively short history, they have achieved an awful lot, including being a key player alongside CAHMA (Canberra Alliance for Harm Minimisation and Advocacy) in advocating for ENAACT (Expanding Naloxone Availability in the ACT program), Australia’s first overdose management program that provides naloxone on prescription to people at potential risk of overdose. The ATODA website has collated a wealth of material, documenting the history and operation of the ENAACT program, along with policy briefs, FAQ’s and research supporting the wider availability of Naloxone in the Australian context.
You can check out the resources on the ATODA website here: Expanding Naloxone Availability in the ACT
Harm Reduction Coalition – Overdose Prevention and Naloxone Manual
The Harm Reduction Coalition have developed a highly accessible manual addressing Overdose Prevention and Naloxone. Available both as a PDF and browsable e-publication format, the manual is well laid out with content pertaining to:
- Foundation knowledge regarding overdose and naloxone
- Strategies for the prevention and management of overdose without naloxone
- Skills, knowledge and strategies pertinent to the development and implementation of a naloxone program
The manual also provides a number of case studies drawn from a number of different overdose response programs form across the United States.
You can check out the resources on the Harm Reduction Coalition website here: Overdose Prevention and Naloxone Manual
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