Opioid overdose deaths can be prevented through timely administration of naloxone, a potent opioid antagonist drug that rapidly reverses the effects of opioid analgesics by binding to the opioid receptors in the central nervous system.
Because of its effectiveness, naloxone is used by emergency personnel worldwide.
In this topic overview, EMCDDA discusses take-home naloxone.
The webpage covers:
- overview of evidence
- state of play
- country profiles
- related resources