International Overdose Awareness Day 2017

International Overdose Awareness Day 2017

International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) is a global event held on August 31st each year and aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. As part of Overdose Awareness Day staff at Addaction North Somerset are offering training for staff from other organisations and service users on how to deal with an overdose.

Naloxone is a medicine that can be used by family and friends to stop someone who has overdosed on heroin from dying. It reverses the effects of the opiate, giving them vital time to get the overdose victim to hospital.

As part of Overdose Awareness Day, AddAction are offering free training to service users and staff from other organisations on how to use life-saving naloxone kits. Service users will also receive a text message today (Thurs) with overdose prevention information.

For more information, visit AddAction’s website at: www.addaction.org.uk/services/addaction-north-somerset

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