Take-Home Naloxone and the Prevention of Deaths from Heroin Overdose

Strang, J. (2021). Take-Home Naloxone and the Prevention of Deaths from Heroin Overdose: Pursuing Strong Science, Fuller Understanding, Greater Impact. European Addiction Research, 1-15. Chicago

Naloxone is a drug that can reverse the effects of opioid drugs like heroin, methadone, opium, codeine, morphine and buprenorphine, and is an important aid in preventing drug-related deaths.

Overdose deaths are often witnessed and can be prevented by the people who are most likely to come into contact with someone using substances carrying naloxone kits.

This article explores 5 needs in the relation to take-home naloxone:

The ASAM 53rd Annual Conference - Innovations in Addiction Medicine and Science

Hollywood, United States,

The ASAM 53rd Annual Conference begins at 5:30 pm on Thursday, March 31, 2022, with an opening welcome reception. The conference concludes at noon on Sunday, April 3, 2022. Please note the pre-conference offerings take place on Thursday, March 31, 2022.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the conference, participants should be able to:

Addiction Conference 2021 Report

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The 24th International AIDS Conference

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15th European Public Health Conference 2022


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The subthemes are:

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Professionalization and Strengthening of the Drug Demand Reduction Workforce.

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