Facts and myths about overdose and take-home naloxone — EMCDDA publishes new resources
Over the past five years, more than 40 000 people have died of a drug-related overdose in the European Union and the UK; around 80% of these being linked to the use of heroin or other opioids. Yet, with effective intervention, they could have been prevented.
Preventing and reducing drug overdoses — a priority for the EMCDDA
International Overdose Awareness Day is an annual event, held on 31 August, to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of drug-related death. The EMCDDA marks the day by highlighting its latest figures on overdose deaths in Europe and expressing support for interventions that prevent such...
New EMCDDA insights into naloxone, the overdose antidote that can help save lives
Between 6 000 and 8 000 drug-induced deaths are reported in Europe every year, with opioids, such as heroin, found in most overdose cases. Yet with adequate intervention, using the overdose-reversal drug naloxone, many of these deaths can be prevented.