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Naloxone Resources and Training Materials


EMCDDA Video: Take-home Naloxone programmes in Europe- Overdose prevention

Video featuring Professor John Strang by the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Addiction, published 18th December 2014.


NEWS BULLETIN: Experts welcome new guidance on take-home opiate antidote

6th November 2014

Writing in The BMJ this week, Professor John Strang from the National Addiction Centre, the South London and Maudsley (SLaM) NHS Foundation Trust and a group of international colleagues, welcome new World Health Organization guidance recommending that patients, families and other non-medics who may come into contact with heroin addicts should carry the drug naloxone, an antidote for opiate overdose.



What is Harm Reduction? | Exploring the definition, dimensions and opportunities for intervention

A short extract of a lecture given by Professor John Strang from the National Addiction Centre (London, UK) at the International Harm Reduction Conference in Melbourne in March 1992, talking about intervention methods for addiction. 

This was the first occasion on which the concept of harm reduction through take-home Naloxone was proposed for debate.



BMJ Editorial, 1996

Heroin Overdose: The case for take-home Naloxone

Home based supplies of Naloxone would save lives

BMJ 1996;312:1435-1436(8 June)


Professor John Strang on the death rate for heroin injectors and our failure to reduce some of the harm

Video-clip from Lifeline hosted by the Film Exchange on Alcohol and Drugs (FEAD) in 2010.


British Red Cross Community Based First Aid film: Peer-led overdose training, scene-setting and an interview with Professor John Strang

Film promoting British Red Cross' Community Based First Aid (CBFA) offering. The film concentrates on Red Cross's work in preventing drug overdose related deaths through basic first aid training and, specifically, the use of the opioid- antagonist drug - Naloxone.


N-ALIVE trial: Three trigger videos on Youtube

1) Explaining the Trial

2) How to put your naloxone kit together and give the injection

3) How to manage an overdose

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Training Materials

Training Manual: Take-home Naloxone Training Programme for Family Members and Carers

National Addiction Centre

Authors: Anna Williams, John Strang, John Marsden and Kylie Reed.


Heroin Overdose & Naloxone Training

National Addiction Centre, 10th November 2009


Opioid Overdose Knowledge Scale

Instructions and Questionnaire



Opioid Overdose Attitudes Scale 

Instructions and Questionnaire


Emergency Card PDF
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