Knowing what to do in an Overdose

One of the first thoughts you might have when you discover a loved ones’ drug use is of them causing themselves serious harm.

If you do find your loved one in serious physical danger and under the influence of drugs, the following steps will help.

If they are unconscious

  • Phone an ambulance straight away
  • Put them in the recovery position (on their side with one knee bent)

If they are conscious but very drowsy

  • Phone an ambulance straight away
  • Remain calm and reassure them
  • Try to find out what they have taken
  • Try to keep them awake, and put them in the recovery position

Naloxone reverses the effects of an opiate overdose and could save your loved one's life. Use a kit in any overdose event in case there are opiates involved. We can provide you and your loved one with a Naloxone kit.

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This video gives you a step by step guide on how to assemble and administer a Prenoxad Naloxone injection.

Following these steps could save your loved one’s life.