Naloxone

Naloxone is a prescribed medication that can temporarily reverse the effects of an opiate overdose.

In December 2013 some Nottingham City drug treatment services began to prescribe supplies of injectable Naloxone to drug users who had completed an overdose response training course.
Supplies could also be obtained from a GP prescription (depending on whether your GP is willing to prescribe).

Overdose response courses are available at the Wellbeing Hub and Naloxone is available in a variety of locations including:

• The Health Shop at The Wellbeing Hub on Hounds Gate and at outreach clinics (note that the Broad Street location is now closed)

• Edwin House in-patient unit

Explore Family (CGL)   The service have made a short information video about Naloxone.  View here

 

Naloxone information film

 

 

 

Pharmacy Needle Exchanges

HMP Nottingham (on release)

Those completing the course that are identified as being most at risk of an opiate overdose could be offered a supply of Naloxone and training that shows how to use it in an emergency.
By October 2014, 7 service users who had completed the training had successfully used their supply of Naloxone to revive someone who had overdosed.

By October 2017 there had been over 200 successful administrations of Naloxone.

Naloxone is now available for hostel residents and we are currently working on supply to hostels without a named patient (November 2017)

Going Over Naloxone News