Welcome to take-homenaloxone.org. This is a website run by independent academics and healthcare professionals aimed at raising the awareness and profile of the use of take-home naloxone as a mechanism for reducing drug-related death, and to provide a forum for discussing innovation, training and practice developments. Whether you are a drug user, carer, policymaker or are working in the substance misuse field take-homenaloxone.org provides a complete guide on the use of take-home naloxone.
We hope you find it useful. If you have any queries or comments please don’t hesitate to contact us
THN projects around the world
Click on the different continents to see the information regarding THN projects in that region.
We have compiled contact lists, training material and some information regarding the projects that you may find useful.
In the News
The Patriot Ledger - USA
‘Training in use of Narcan offered in Weymouth’ The drug Narcan can mean the difference between life and death for someone overdosing on heroin. Hoping to get more doses of the drug into the hands of friends and family members of addicts, Weymouth officials will hold a training session on Thursday…Click Here
Weymouth News - USA
‘Prescription Drug disposal and nasal narcan training coming to Weymouth’ To learn how to protect a friend or family member from fatal overdose, join the Bay State Community Services training being held on October 2 from 6 p.m. -8 p.m. at the McCulloch Building located at 182 Green Street. Nasal narcan kits will be distributed…Click Here
Townhall.com - USA
‘ Why Are We Underusing a Cure for Drug Overdose?’ Abstinence is best, but when it's not universal, other remedies are needed. Luckily, one has emerged. Naloxone is a medicine with one conspicuous attribute: It can stop a heroin overdose in its tracks…Click Here
Weymouth News - USA
‘Weymouth writes prescription for unwanted drugs’ Narcan is a substance that restores the breathing of a person who has overdosed on an opiate drug. The medication is administered by spraying it into the nostrils of the victim…Click Here
OregonLive.com - USA
‘Letters: Measure 73, heroin deaths, Oregon crime rate, forestlands’ One factor in Portland's high rate of heroin overdose deaths is that we don't distribute naloxone. Naloxone is a lifesaving drug that has no risk of abuse and few side effects…Click Here
The Scotsman - UK
‘Addicts 'on road to recovery'’ Mr Ewing's update to MSPs included a national programme for Naloxone, an opiate antidote which temporarily reverses the effects of overdose. He said: "It isn't the solution to drug deaths but it can buy those 20 to 30 crucial minutes that can make the difference between help arriving and death. "Over the past two years I've been persuaded that a national approach to Naloxone is needed in Scotland."…Click Here