Do You Know How To Respond To An Opioid Overdose?

  • Naloxone is an antidote used to reverse the effects of opioid drugs like heroin, morphine or methadone when someone overdoses.
  • Naloxone only works if the person has used opioids. It has no effect on other drugs (alcohol, benzos, etc).
  • Naloxone acts quickly, restoring the breathing in just a few minutes (2-3min), but it’s effects are temporary.
  • Naloxone can help to keep a person alive until an ambulance arrives.

Learn everything you need to know about Naloxone here (pdf).

UISCE is part of the Quality Assurance Group that oversees the Naloxone Implementation Project in Ireland.

We are working in partnership with the HSE and different agencies/services to review the Naloxone Training (for both PWUD and service providers).

If you want more information about  Naloxone Training email us,

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