What is Naloxone?
Naloxone is a medication that can halt the effects of an opioid overdose giving emergency services more time to respond to an emergency. Naloxone works by knocking opioids off the receptors in the brain and not letting any new ones interact with the sensors meaning that the drug’s effects are reduced.
Naloxone comes in pre-measured syringes and is administered by injection generally into the thigh.
Can I get a Naloxone kit?
At BDP we can provide Naloxone to anyone who may come into close contact with an individual who uses opioids.
We also provide equipment and training for professionals who may come across an individual presenting overdose symptoms in their line of work.
BDP provide Naloxone kits and training for FREE.
How do I get a Kit?
Member of the public:
To get a Naloxone kit, you will need to visit our drop-in in Central Bristol. You will be asked a series of questions to deem if you are eligible for a kit (this is not a test; we need to make sure Naloxone is the right thing for you). You will then be given brief training on what to do should you encounter somebody who is suspected to be overdosing and how to administer the Naloxone kit. Once you have been issued a kit, we will replace it if you use it, damage it or if it perishes free of charge.
Please get in touch and we can organise a training session where you will be given in-depth training and provided with the equipment. We generally do these sessions as group sessions so if there are more than one of you within your organisation that would benefit from the training, let us know!
Get to arrange collecting a kit or if you have any further questions.
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