Video: Take-home naloxone programmes in Europe — overdose prevention


Drug overdose continues to be the main cause of death among problem drug users and heroin or its metabolites are present in the majority of reported fatal overdoses. Naloxone is a lifesaving overdose reversal drug that rapidly counteracts the effects of opioids and is currently the standard treatment for overdose. In Europe, overdose prevention programmes that include the distribution of naloxone date back to the 1990s.

We would like to thank the following institutions andindividuals for the provision of audiovisual material:
N-ALIVE Giving the Naloxone. Agile Films for MRC N-ALIVE Pilot Trial, UK (
Reducing opiate overdose deaths. Scottish Government (
10 Minute Naloxone Training. Jon Derricott, Danny Morris (
Forebygg overdose med nalokson nesespray. Norwegian Centre for Addiction Research, Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Oslo, Norway (