With the support of our good friends Scottish Drugs Forum, we are now able to offer a ‘click & deliver’ take-home naloxone service to anyone over 16 living in Scotland.
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been support from the Lord Advocate to expand the number of services able to distribute take-home naloxone kits to anyone who may be supporting someone at risk of, or likely to witness, an opioid-related overdose.
Naloxone is a drug that can reverse the effects of opioid drugs like heroin, methadone, opium, codeine, morphine and buprenorphine. It is only effective for opioid overdoses, and won’t work with any other drug.
Naloxone will begin to work 2-5 minutes, and the effects of naloxone will last between 20-40 minutes. After that time, the effects will wear off and the person will go back into overdose – medical help is crucial for the person during this time. You have to phone 999 and ask for an ambulance after giving naloxone.
Overdose Prevention, Intervention and Naloxone
If you are interested in finding out more information on preventing overdose and how to give naloxone, Scottish Drugs Forum has created a short e-learning course on opiate overdose prevention, intervention and naloxone. We recommend to anybody who would like a naloxone kit to complete this free online training.
Order your naloxone kit
To order your naloxone kit, please fill in our application form using the button below. The kit will arrive at your home address in plain packaging and will not be identifiable. We will keep your information confidential and will not share it with third party organisations or for marketing purposes.