Naloxone Training for Trainers

An in-depth series of workshops looking at naloxone and the effect it has on reducing drug-related deaths.

This course will cover the core areas of drug-related deaths on a global, national and local scale, opiate overdose prevention and older drug users, whilst exploring methods and models of community-based delivery and adult learning.

The training will also give an overview of global naloxone activity and of the renowned Scottish National Naloxone Programme. There will be an in-depth look at naloxone, its actions, kit assembly and administration with specific attention to overdose intervention and basic life support with naloxone.

Following this training, participants will be able to train people at risk of opioid overdose/their families etc, in overdose prevention, intervention and naloxone.

Following the introduction of new legislation on 1st October 2015, all staff working in drug services can now supply naloxone without the need for a prescription or Patient Group Direction. Following this training staff will feel competent to do so.

Anyone who completes this training can provide awareness sessions on overdose prevention/naloxone to services, etc.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • demonstrate a clear understanding of evidenced based overdose prevention and naloxone messages
  • identify observable signs and symptoms of a depressant overdose and advise of the appropriate response accordingly
  • demonstrate the skills and knowledge to provide training and to supply (if applicable) take-home naloxone to people who use opiates
  • demonstrate a greater understanding of Scotland’s National Naloxone Programme.

Aimed At

This training is suitable for staff working directly with people who use drugs.


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


Two days