Naloxone Awareness Session

A brief introduction to naloxone and how to utilise the medication in case of an opiate overdose.
This short awareness session covers the key aspects of drug-related deaths in Scotland, opiate overdose prevention, intervention and naloxone basics.The session can be extended depending on individual requirements.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the session participants will be able to:

  • demonstrate a clear understanding of evidence-based overdose prevention and naloxone messages
  • identify the signs and symptoms of a depressant overdose
  • recall how and when to administer naloxone in line with Basic Life Support requirements.

Aimed At

Staff in services who are in contact with people who use drugs. Can also be designed specifically for pharmacists and GPs who want to become involved in supplying people with take-home naloxone.


Free to people in Scotland following agreement with the Local and National Naloxone Coordinators.


Two hours