Concerns about a batch of dangerous heroin

In the past ten days, there has been an unusually high number of overdoses reported in Bristol. Five people have died, and many more have needed emergency care.

We are issuing this alert as we are concerned about a serious risk of death from overdose.

Please follow this advice if you are taking any heroin, even if it looks like your normal supply and is from the same supplier.

How can I keep myself safe?

Accessing naloxone – a drug that reverses opioid overdoses

If you use heroin, or are around people who do, you can get naloxone for free from BDP. To get a kit, just visit our Advice Centre at 11 Brunswick Square, BS2 8PE. You do not need an appointment.

If you work with people who are likely to use heroin, please book on to our free naloxone training course or get in touch to discuss your organisation’s training needs. Please find the booking page below.

Contact us

If you are concerned about yourself or someone else, please contact us. Our details can be found here.

Harm Reduction Poster

Please find this information as a downloadable PDF file to print out for your organisation. Please print it out on A3 paper.