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?
We have recently started a new program of Naloxone training available for both members of the public and professionals.
A session will involve identifying if Naloxone is the right thing for you, identifying the symptoms of an opiate overdose, how to administer Naloxone and how to replace Naloxone if it has perished or been used.
Training sessions will be run on a frequent basis from our Brunswick Court building and will be in groups of up to 5 at a time in line with our COVID safety guidelines. In line with this the training will begin promptly and unfortunately we will be unable to allow entrance 15 minutes after the start time.
To book a training session please use the Eventbrite checkout below or follow this link.
If you need to cancel your ticket for any reason please let us know no later than 24 hours in advance.
Get in contact to arrange collecting a kit or if you have any further questions.
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