Providing take-home naloxone for opioid overdose

Advice for local authorities on providing more naloxone to reduce overdose deaths from heroin and other opioids.


Take-home naloxone for opioid overdose in people who use drugs

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This guidance helps local authorities and the NHS to prevent deaths from heroin and other opioids by making naloxone more available.

The guidance includes:

  • why to provide more naloxone
  • evidence and recommendations for take-home naloxone
  • advice on overdose and naloxone training
Published 1 July 2017